2019 Best Online Colleges in South Carolina

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Ranked for their low tuition and strong alumni salaries, these schools are the best online colleges in South Carolina. University of South Carolina-Upstate is ranked #1 for having the lowest annual tuition at $10,398 and highest median salary at $72,700. Students can choose from degrees such as a Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics, an MS in Nursing, and more. Ranked #2, Charleston Southern University offers many online programs, such as a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, for an annual tuition of $15,680.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in South Carolina, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 University of South Carolina-Upstate Annual Tuition $10,398 Median Salary $72,700
#2 #2 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $15,680 Median Salary $67,500
#3 #3 Lander University Annual Tuition $10,700 Median Salary $65,300
#4 #4 Francis Marion University Annual Tuition $12,524 Median Salary $64,800
#5 #5 Coastal Carolina University Annual Tuition $11,536 Median Salary $62,600
#6 #6 Southern Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $12,900 Median Salary $62,400
#7 #7 Anderson University - SC Annual Tuition $13,800 Median Salary $58,000
#8 #8 Columbia International University Annual Tuition $11,400 Median Salary $51,000
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2019 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: $10,398
  • Median Salary: $72,700
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Spartanburg
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,680
  • Median Salary: $67,500
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Charleston
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,700
  • Median Salary: $65,300
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Greenwood
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,524
  • Median Salary: $64,800
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Florence
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,536
  • Median Salary: $62,600
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Conway
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,900
  • Median Salary: $62,400
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Central
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Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (4)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,800
  • Median Salary: $58,000
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Anderson
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (16)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • Median Salary: $51,000
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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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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