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Community Colleges in South Carolina

South Carolina is a southeastern state that is bordered by Georgia, North Carolina, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the twenty-third largest state in the country by population with over five million people calling it home. The state has a number of top-tier colleges and universities across the state in virtually all 46 counties. Community colleges found in South Carolina are as diverse as the geography throughout the state. More specifically, the enrollment at community colleges range from a few hundred to over fifteen-thousand. Likewise, the community colleges listed below are situated in major cities like Charleston to small towns like Kings Tree and all points in between.

Finding Community Colleges in South Carolina

Top rated community colleges in South Carolina start with Tri-County Technical College, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Greenville Technical College, Midlands Technical College, and Denmark Technical College. Community colleges and technical colleges across the state are viable starting points for students of all backgrounds and abilities. Serving millions of students every year, technical colleges and community colleges provide students with a variety of undergraduate programs to pursue. Two primary pathways for students to consider is the certificate program or degree path. Certificates are designed to provide undergraduate students with essential foundational knowledge and skills of a trade. They can last from a few months to a year but will rarely go beyond twelve months of full-time study. Degree programs, on the other hand, are generally more broad-based in nature. Students will take general education classes and electives during their time of study. The result of the associate’s degree will be the opportunity to transfer to a 4-year university or step into the workforce.

Resources to Find the Best Community College in South Carolina

Use your time wisely and sort through the technical colleges below that will best support your academic goals and vocational aspirations. From welding certificates and degrees in auto mechanics to carpentry and data processing, there are myriad programs to consider. Get matched today by using our proprietary tools or by utilizing the list of schools below.

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Community Colleges in Greenville

We have ranked the community colleges in the Greenville area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Tri - County Technical College in Pendleton, SC ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.tctc.edu/

Tri - County Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Pendleton and surrounding areas
  • 56% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $5,400 per year for state residents ($9,300 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Greenville

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
56%Tri - County Technical CollegePendleton, SC6,000
32%Greenville Technical CollegeGreenville, SC12,000

Community Colleges in Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach

We have ranked the community colleges in the Myrtle Beach, Conway, and North Myrtle Beach area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Horry - Georgetown Technical College in Conway, SC ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.hgtc.edu

Horry - Georgetown Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Conway and surrounding areas
  • 39% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $5,100 per year for state residents ($7,300 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Myrtle Beach, Conway, and North Myrtle Beach

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
39%Horry - Georgetown Technical CollegeConway, SC7,000
24%Brunswick Community CollegeBolivia, NC2,000

Other Community Colleges in South Carolina

The table below lists all the other community colleges in South Carolina that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
37%Technical College of the LowcountryBeaufort, SC2,000
35%Denmark Technical CollegeDenmark, SC1,000
35%Midlands Technical CollegeWest Columbia, SC11,000
30%Trident Technical CollegeCharleston, SC15,000
29%Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg, SC5,000
28%York Technical CollegeRock Hill, SC5,000
25%Northeastern Technical CollegeCheraw, SC1,000
25%Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwood, SC5,000
23%Williamsburg Technical CollegeKingstree, SC1,000
21%Florence - Darlington Technical CollegeFlorence, SC6,000
21%Orangeburg Calhoun Technical CollegeOrangeburg, SC3,000
20%Aiken Technical CollegeGraniteville, SC2,000
18%Central Carolina Technical CollegeSumter, SC4,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both South Carolina in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.