List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in South Carolina

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Public colleges and state universities in South Carolina that receive funding public are considered state or public schools. These institutions may be operate as an independent entity, or as part of a larger statewide system that oversees operations. Most state funded institutions offer discounted tuition for state residents, and generally have higher enrollment than equivalent private institutions. Many state funded institutions also have active research projects and resources, particularly among larger institutions and statewide systems, where such programs may be divided up. State universities and public colleges generally have undergraduate and graduate programs, resulting in degrees from the bachelor level to the doctorate.

University of South Carolina

The 4 schools listed below are part of the University of South Carolina system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
University of South Carolina - Aiken in Aiken, SC1,000 to 4,999info
University of South Carolina - Beaufort in Bluffton, SC1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Campus Tour of University of South Carolina - Beaufort
University of South Carolina - Columbia in Columbia, SCMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of South Carolina - Upstate in Spartanburg, SC5,000 to 9,999info

Other Public 4-Year State Universities & Colleges

Below is a list of other 4-year state universities and colleges in South Carolina.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Lander University in Greenwood, SC1,000 to 4,999info
Citadel Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC1,000 to 4,999info
Clemson University in Clemson, SCMore Than 20,000info
Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC10,000 to 19,999info
College of Charleston in Charleston, SC10,000 to 19,999info
Francis Marion University in Florence, SC1,000 to 4,999info
South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC1,000 to 4,999info
Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC5,000 to 9,999info

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.