Top South Carolina Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 30 top community colleges located throughout South Carolina (24 public colleges and 6 private colleges), serving 101,520 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

Top South Carolina Community Colleges by Town (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Graniteville SC  29829
    (803)508-7263

    2,351 students
  • Two Liberty Square, 75 Beattie Place Ste 100
    Greenville SC  29601
    (864)239-5300

    708 students
  • 506 N Guignard Dr
    Sumter SC  29150
    (803)778-1961

    3,963 students
  • Centura College-Columbia
    Private, for profit
    7500 Two Notch Road
    Columbia SC  29223
    (803)754-7544

    70 students
  • Clinton College
    Private, non-profit
    1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill SC  29730
    (803)327-7402

    194 students
  • 1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd
    Denmark SC  29042
    (803)793-5100

    1,678 students
  • 2715 W. Lucas Street
    Florence SC  29501
    (843)661-8324

    6,215 students
  • Forrest College
    Private, for profit
    601 E River Street
    Anderson SC  29624
    (864)225-7653

    111 students
  • 3268 Waccamaw Blvd.
    Myrtle Beach SC  29579
    (800)342-7342

    251 students
  • 738 S Pleasantburg Dr
    Greenville SC  29607
    (864)250-8000

    12,592 students
  • 2050 Highway 501 East
    Conway SC  29526
    (843)347-3186

    7,335 students
  • 1260 Lexington Drive
    West Columbia SC  29170
    (803)738-8324

    11,424 students
  • 8085 Rivers Ave., Ste E
    North Charleston SC  29418
    (843)574-0101

    635 students
  • 1201 Chesterfield Hwy.
    Cheraw SC  29520
    (843)921-6900

    1,090 students
  • 3250 Saint Matthews Rd
    Orangeburg SC  29118
    (803)536-0311

    3,060 students
  • 620 North Emerald Road
    Greenwood SC  29646
    (864)941-8324

    5,694 students
  • 107 Community College Drive
    Spartanburg SC  29303
    (864)592-4600

    5,495 students
  • 1000 Powell Mill Road
    Spartanburg SC  29301
    (864)587-4000

    793 students
  • 921 Ribaut Road
    Beaufort SC  29901
    (800)768-8252

    2,529 students
  • 7900 U.S. Hwy 76
    Pendleton SC  29670
    (864)646-1500

    6,386 students
  • 7000 Rivers Avenue
    Charleston SC  29423
    (843)574-6111

    16,136 students
  • 1 University Boulevard
    Okatie SC  29909
    (843)208-8000

    1,794 students
  • 476 Hubbard Drive
    Lancaster SC  29720
    (803)313-7000

    1,738 students
  • 465 James Brandt Blvd
    Allendale SC  29810
    (800)922-5500

    1,076 students
  • 200 Miller Rd
    Sumter SC  29150
    (803)775-8727

    878 students
  • 309 East Academy St
    Union SC  29379
    (864)429-8728

    679 students
  • 6185 Rivers Avenue
    Charleston SC  29406
    (843)614-4300

    414 students
  • 78 Global Dr Ste 200
    Greenville SC  29607
    (864)679-4900

    453 students
  • 601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
    Kingstree SC  29556
    (843)355-4110

    717 students
  • 452 S Anderson Rd
    Rock Hill SC  29730
    (803)327-8000

    5,061 students
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