2018 Best Online Colleges in South Carolina

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Ranked for their low tuition and strong academics, these schools are the best online colleges in South Carolina for value. Clemson University is ranked #8 and has the highest academic strength score at 78%, offering programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Public Administration. Ranked #3, University of South Carolina-Upstate has the most affordable tuition on the list, offering online programs such as a BA in Health Informatics or a BS in Criminal Justice for a low annual tuition of at $10,164.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 North Greenville University Annual Tuition $11,850 Academic Strength 69%
#2 #2 University of South Carolina-Aiken Annual Tuition $10,182 Academic Strength 61%
#3 #3 University of South Carolina-Upstate Annual Tuition $10,164 Academic Strength 58%
#4 #4 Anderson University - SC Annual Tuition $13,650 Academic Strength 67%
#5 #5 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $15,680 Academic Strength 63%
#6 #6 Limestone College Annual Tuition $13,671 Academic Strength 57%
#7 #7 University of South Carolina-Columbia Annual Tuition $20,364 Academic Strength 75%
#8 #8 Clemson University Annual Tuition $22,176 Academic Strength 78%
#9 #9 Coker College Annual Tuition $18,030 Academic Strength 61%
#10 #10 Coastal Carolina University Annual Tuition $25,872 Academic Strength 62%
#11 #11 Lander University Annual Tuition $27,072 Academic Strength 57%
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2018 Online Colleges in South Carolina Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: Tigerville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (18)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,182
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Aiken
  • Annual Tuition: $10,164
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Spartanburg
  • Annual Tuition: $13,650
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • Locations: Anderson

Online Bachelor's Degrees (16)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,680
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Charleston

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,671
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • Locations: Gaffney

Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (22)

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,364
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Academic Strength: 75%
  • Locations: Columbia

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (25)

Online Doctoral Degrees (6)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

  • Annual Tuition: $22,176
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Academic Strength: 78%
  • Locations: Clemson

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $27,072
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • Locations: Greenwood
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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in South Carolina (32)

One third of the accredited online colleges in South Carolina have an annual tuition of less than $10,000. W L Bonner College is the most affordable, with an annual tuition of only $5,436. Popular careers within the state include management, which students can pursue through University of South Carolina - Columbia's bachelor's degree programs in organizational leadership and business administration with a concentration in management, and Limestone College's numerous bachelor's degrees in business administration. Other popular degrees available at colleges include computer science, engineering and nursing. North Greenville University is a good option for students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees in Christian ministries.

At a Glance:

  • South Carolina schools average less than $17,000 for tuition.
  • The South Carolina commission on Higher Education administers the DAYCO scholarship, which offers full time students up to $2,500 annually and part time students up to $1,250 annually.
  • South Carolina residents are eligible for the Palmetto Fellows, LIFE and HOPE scholarships, as well as need-based grants and lottery tuition assistance.

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