South Carolina Community Colleges

  • There are 32 community colleges located throughout South Carolina (25 public colleges and 7 private colleges), serving 103,538 students.
  • For South Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62% (view national acceptance rates).
  • South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 38% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 28:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(SC) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
Black
27%
White
62%
Two or more races
2%
Unknown
4%
SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

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