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South Carolina Computer Science Colleges

45 Colleges
1,677 Yearly Graduations
$53,279 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,812 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

South Carolina ranked #30 in the nation for computer science degrees handed out in 2019. Around 1,677 students received some type of diploma that year. South Carolina colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,320 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,664 per year.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,453 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
246 Yearly Degrees
$12,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,502 undergraduates at UofSC, of which 26,400 are full-time, and there are 35,364 students altogether. For undergraduates at UofSC, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UofSC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,750 a year. UofSC has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofSC is $38,000.

#2

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
226 Yearly Degrees
$15,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,822 students at Clemson in total, 20,195 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,486 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Clemson is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 47%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

40% of Clemson students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,747 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clemson is $43,600.

#3

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
175 Yearly Degrees
$5,143 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,617 full-time undergraduates at Trident Technical College, and 12,351 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

34% of Trident Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,628 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#4

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$12,939 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Charleston is 10,545, of which 9,600 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,762 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at C of C is 4.2 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

48% of C of C students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. C of C has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#5

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$5,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Greenville Technical College is 11,123, which includes 4,537 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

24% of GTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GTC is $26,500.

#6

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$11,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Coastal Carolina University is 10,484, of which 9,760 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,810 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

72% of Coastal Carolina University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,423 a year. Coastal Carolina University has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coastal Carolina University is $30,900.

#7

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$5,916 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,179 full-time undergraduates at MTC, and 9,160 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,363 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$5,356 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,705 students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in total, 3,207 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,500 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Horry-Georgetown Technical College is $22,400.

#9

University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$11,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,308 students at USC Upstate in total, 5,853 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,637 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at USC Upstate take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,483 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USC Upstate with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
45 Yearly Degrees
$5,365 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,529 students at York Technical College in total, 2,277 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at York Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,289 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from York Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$26,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,116 undergraduates at Limestone College, of which 1,647 are full-time, and there are 2,206 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Limestone College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Limestone College is $31,800.

#12

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
41 Yearly Degrees
$5,594 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is 2,298, which includes 770 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

14% of OCtech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,120 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#13

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$5,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 739 full-time undergraduates at Aiken Technical College, and 2,236 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aiken Technical College is $22,200.

#14

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$5,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 3,558, which includes 1,462 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Florence-Darlington Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Florence-Darlington Technical College is $21,200.

#15

Strayer University - South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,079 students at Strayer University - South Carolina in total, 2,663 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 199 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 39 to 1.

33% of Strayer University - South Carolina students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,815 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$5,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Tri-County Technical College is 6,181, which includes 3,467 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at TCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,314 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCTC is $25,700.

#17

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$5,315 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Piedmont Technical College is 4,747, which includes 1,822 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,931 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Piedmont Technical College is $22,700.

#18

Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$19,141 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bob Jones University is 3,008, of which 2,651 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,314 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bob Jones University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,994 a year. Bob Jones University has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bob Jones University is $28,400.

#19

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$50,844 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Furman University is 2,828, of which 2,688 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,603 are full-time. For undergraduates at Furman, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 37% of students at Furman take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Furman with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$26,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,884 undergraduates at CSU, of which 2,558 are full-time, and there are 3,477 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,974 a year. CSU has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSU is $30,100.

#21

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
20 Yearly Degrees
$5,886 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Spartanburg Community College is 4,633, which includes 2,132 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

8% of Spartanburg Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,274 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Spartanburg Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$6,402 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,361 students at Central Carolina in total, 1,125 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

20% of Central Carolina students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

#23

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees
$12,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,767 students at The Citadel in total, 2,923 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,688 are full-time. It takes the average The Citadel undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 87% of accepted students are men, and 13% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,257 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The Citadel is $44,600.

#24

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
14 Yearly Degrees
$15,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,865 students at Winthrop in total, 4,764 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,236 are full-time. It takes the average Winthrop undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

72% of Winthrop students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,511 a year. Winthrop has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Winthrop with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
13 Yearly Degrees
$45,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wofford College is 1,720, which includes 1,709 full-time undergraduates. Wofford has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

47% of Wofford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,063 a year. Wofford has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,800 during the early-career years.

Other South Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Technical College of the Lowcountry 12
27 South Carolina State University 10
27 Francis Marion University 10
29 Lander University 7
29 Southern Wesleyan University 7
29 Voorhees College 7
32 Columbia College 5
32 Denmark Technical College 5
32 South University, Columbia 5
35 Claflin University 4
36 Coker College 3
36 Benedict College 3
36 Anderson University South Carolina 3
39 Forrest College 2
40 Northeastern Technical College 1
41 University of South Carolina - Aiken 0
41 University of South Carolina - Beaufort 0
41 Converse College 0
41 Williamsburg Technical College 0
41 Presbyterian College 0

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