South Carolina Community Colleges

There are 34 community colleges located throughout South Carolina (24 public colleges and 10 private colleges), serving 110,196 students.
Minority enrollment is 36% (majority Black), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is less than the 58:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(SC) School Average
American Indian

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Recent Articles
Undeserved Community College Accreditation:  Abuse of Power?
Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Competency-Based Education: Better for Your Academic Success?
In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.
Graduate from Community College Before High School
High school students across the nation are enrolling in college credit classes and finding that graduating from college before even graduating from high school is a very real possibility.
Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,744 per year for in-state students and $9,275 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.50, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.