Best South Carolina Community Colleges (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 26 community colleges serving 80,516 students in South Carolina (23 public colleges and 3 private colleges).
For South Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,917 per year for in-state students and $10,561 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,903 per year (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include University of South Carolina Beaufort, Clinton College and Forrest College.
The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 81% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 38% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(SC) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
5%
Black
24%
White
62%
Two or more races
4%
Unknown
3%
SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked South Carolina Community Colleges (2024)

College
Location
Students
1 University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
(843) 208-8000
| 2,006 students
Clinton College
Clinton College Photo
Public
1029 Crawford Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 327-7402
| 119 students
Forrest College
Private for-profit
601 E River Street
Anderson, SC 29624
(864) 225-7653
| 27 students
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston
Private for-profit
8085 Rivers Ave., Ste E
Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 574-0101
| 309 students
South University, Columbia
Public
9 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 799-9082
| 797 students
Spartanburg Methodist College
Private not-for-profit
1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 587-4000
| 1,051 students
Trident Technical College
Public
7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, SC 29423
(843) 574-6111
| 11,650 students
476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 313-7000
| 1,810 students
200 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-8727
| 1,387 students
Aiken Technical College
Public
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville, SC 29829
(803) 508-7263
| 1,925 students
506 N Guignard Dr
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 778-1961
| 2,885 students
Denmark Technical College
Public
1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd
Denmark, SC 29042
(803) 793-5100
| 491 students
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC 29501
(843) 661-8324
| 3,315 students
Greenville Technical College
Public
506 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29606
(864) 250-8000
| 10,536 students
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 347-3186
| 6,409 students
Midlands Technical College
Public
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 738-8324
| 8,794 students
Northeastern Technical College
Public
1201 Chesterfield Hwy.
Cheraw, SC 29520
(843) 921-6900
| 1,465 students
3250 Saint Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 536-0311
| 2,257 students
Piedmont Technical College
Public
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 941-8324
| 4,712 students
Spartanburg Community College
Public
107 Community College Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864) 592-4500
| 4,108 students
921 Ribaut Road
Beaufort, SC 29901
(800) 768-8252
| 2,119 students
Tri-County Technical College
Public
7900 U.S. Hwy 76
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-8282
| 5,582 students
465 James Brandt Blvd
Allendale, SC 29810
(800) 922-5500
| 878 students
309 East Academy St
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-8728
| 1,071 students
Williamsburg Technical College
Public
601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Kingstree, SC 29556
(843) 355-4110
| 635 students
York Technical College
Public
452 S Anderson Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 327-8000
| 4,178 students
[+] Show Closed Community Colleges in South Carolina

Community Colleges in South Carolina (Closed)

School
Location
Students
Two Liberty Square, 75 Beattie Place Ste 100
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 239-5300
| 708 students
1628 Browning Road, Suite 180
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 216-6600
| 315 students
Six Independence Pointe
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 288-0777
| 269 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many community colleges are located in South Carolina?
There are 26 community colleges serving 80,516 students in South Carolina.
How much do community colleges cost in South Carolina?
For South Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,917 per year for in-state students and $10,561 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,903 per year.
What are the top ranked community colleges in South Carolina?
The best top ranked community colleges in South Carolina include University of South Carolina Beaufort, Clinton College and Forrest College.
What is community college acceptance rate in South Carolina?
The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 81% (view national acceptance rates).
What is community college diversity score in South Carolina?
South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71 (view national diversity statistics).
How diverse are community college in South Carolina?
Community colleges in South Carolina are approximately 38% minority students (majority Black).

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