Colleges and Universities in South Carolina

Ranking Institution name Tuition Control Acceptance Rate
1
Columbia, South Carolina
$28.528 Public 61%
2
Clemson, South Carolina
$30.004 Public 58%
3
Charleston, South Carolina
$27.090 Public 70%
4
Conway, South Carolina
$22.770 Public 74%
5
Charleston, South Carolina
$7.210 Public 0%
6
Greenville, South Carolina
$8.150 Public 0%
7
West Columbia, South Carolina
$11.086 Public 0%
8
Rock Hill, South Carolina
$26.240 Public 72%
9
Spartanburg, South Carolina
$20.226 Public 64%
10
Pendleton, South Carolina
$8.328 Public 0%
11
Florence, South Carolina
$18.364 Public 57%
12
Orangeburg, South Carolina
$18.910 Public 51%
13
Conway, South Carolina
$6.294 Public 0%
14
Columbia, South Carolina
$18.254 Private Non-Profit 0%
15
Spartanburg, South Carolina
$7.844 Public 0%
16
Florence, South Carolina
$5.934 Public 0%
17
Greenville, South Carolina
$13.460 Private Non-Profit 82%
18
Greenwood, South Carolina
$5.408 Public 0%
19
Greenwood, South Carolina
$19.136 Public 42%
20
Greenville, South Carolina
$43.164 Private Non-Profit 64%
21
Charleston, South Carolina
$22.050 Private Non-Profit 69%
22
Charleston, South Carolina
$29.639 Public 80%
23
Aiken, South Carolina
$18.340 Public 51%
24
Gaffney, South Carolina
$22.080 Private Non-Profit 53%
25
Rock Hill, South Carolina
$8.921 Public 0%
26
Anderson, South Carolina
$22.790 Private Non-Profit 65%
27
Tigerville, South Carolina
$14.772 Private Non-Profit 58%
28
Orangeburg, South Carolina
$15.010 Private Non-Profit 53%
29
Denmark, South Carolina
$5.014 Public 0%
30
Spartanburg, South Carolina
$35.515 Private Non-Profit 69%
31
Sumter, South Carolina
$6.400 Public 0%
32
Bluffton, South Carolina
$18.824 Public 73%
33
Central, South Carolina
$22.200 Private Non-Profit 94%
34
Orangeburg, South Carolina
$6.493 Public 0%
35
Graniteville, South Carolina
$9.630 Public 0%
36
Clinton, South Carolina
$33.650 Private Non-Profit 66%
37
Newberry, South Carolina
$22.050 Private Non-Profit 59%
38
Hartsville, South Carolina
$24.579 Private Non-Profit 53%
39
Greenville, South Carolina
$12.114 0%
40
Columbia, South Carolina
$10.231 Private For-Profit 0%
41
Sumter, South Carolina
$11.087 Private Non-Profit 0%
42
Lancaster, South Carolina
$15.632 Public 89%
43
Columbia, South Carolina
$26.800 Private Non-Profit 65%
44
Columbia, South Carolina
$16.360 Private For-Profit 51%
45
Spartanburg, South Carolina
$15.745 Private Non-Profit 88%
46
Beaufort, South Carolina
$8.548 Public 0%
47
Allendale, South Carolina
$15.632 Public 73%
48
Columbia, South Carolina
$11.940 Private Non-Profit 0%
49
Denmark, South Carolina
$10.780 Private Non-Profit 51%
50
Cheraw, South Carolina
$6.174 Public 0%

Education in South Carolina

As of June 2014, 20.61 of South Carolina’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 8.57, four-year graduates – 15.81 and Master graduates – 6.38 of the South Carolina population.

Education of South Carolina

As of June 2014, the South Carolina’s average income per capita is 23906, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 44623. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 5 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 37.8. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 7 and 7 respectively.

Cost of living in South Carolina

If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of South Carolina makes 93, with the cost of food being 104.5 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 99. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 75. The index of South Carolina’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 107. The average transportation costs make 97, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 101 points.

Air pollution and health in South Carolina

South Carolina’s index of air quality is 89.7 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 52 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 82 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 226 and the health cost index is lower compared to the average US index.

Climate in South Carolina

South Carolina’s annual rainfall is 48.3 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 1.5, while the United States in general get 25. There are 103 days with measurable precipitation, and 216 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 90.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 33.7 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 32 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov