Online Colleges in South Carolina (SC) Ranked by Cost

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Colleges and universities across South Carolina offering online programs charge students an average tuition of $11,435 per year. The average tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 26.7%. At these online South Carolina colleges and universities the average tuition each year in 2007 was $9,027.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for online colleges in South Carolina offering programs from highest to lowest cost:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 6
Low cost 6
Average cost 6
Most expensive 8

Tuition of more than $15,285 yearly is charged by the most expensive online colleges. However, tuition ranging from $3,432 to $4,384 per annum is charged by the cheapest schools. The accredited online schools that are the lowest cost are located in Cheraw, Greenville, Greenwood, Rock Hill, and Sumter.

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Health Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Banking
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Retail Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – Networking

In 2011, of all graduates from online colleges and universities in South Carolina, roughly 18% earned credentials from these reasonably priced programs. This represents 12,097 of the 67,667 graduates from across South Carolina. From 2006 to 2011, the number of graduates from the least costly online schools has increased by 2,024 graduates per year. However, the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.

Other somewhat more expensive online schools charge students tuition ranging from $4,395 to $11,128 per year. Tuition in this range is charged by 6 of the 26 online colleges that have programs in South Carolina.

In 2011, 28,685 students received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 42% of the state’s graduates. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these colleges and universities was only 9,710.

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1. Northeastern Technical College Cheraw, South Carolina $3,432 $5,760
2. York Technical College Rock Hill, South Carolina $3,696 $7,728
3. Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, South Carolina $3,714 $4,914
4. Greenville Technical College Greenville, South Carolina $3,732 $7,192
5. Central Carolina Technical College Sumter, South Carolina $3,740 $5,672
6. Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, South Carolina $4,384 $7,298
7. Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, South Carolina $4,395 $7,595
8. Lander University Greenwood, South Carolina $8,374 $16,534
9. University of South Carolina Spartanburg, South Carolina $8,792 $17,864
10. University of Phoenix Columbia, South Carolina $9,480 $9,480
11. Allen University Columbia, South Carolina $10,884 $10,884
12. Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina $11,128 $26,640
13. Bob Jones University Greenville, South Carolina $11,920 $11,920
14. Centura College Columbia, South Carolina $12,720 $12,720
15. North Greenville University Tigerville, South Carolina $12,820 $12,820
16. Miller-Motte Technical College North Charleston, South Carolina $13,200 $13,200
17. Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina $13,924 $22,266
18. Strayer University Greenville, South Carolina $14,085 $14,085
19. South University Columbia, South Carolina $15,285 $15,285
20. Columbia International University Columbia, South Carolina $16,850 $16,850

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