South Carolina Graduate Schools

2023 South Carolina Graduate Schools Statistics

In South Carolina State, there are 95 colleges and universities - 34 public and 61 private schools. Among them, 36 schools are offering graduate programs.
33 South Carolina Graduate Schools offer the distance learning Opportunities (online degree/certificate programs) in South Carolina. Total 29,769 students are attending South Carolina Graduate Schools and the average students to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
The 2023 average graduate school tuition & fees at South Carolina Graduate Schools is $13,133 for South Carolina residents and $19,253 for out-of-state students. The next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for South Carolina Graduate Schools.
South Carolina Graduate Schools Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools95 schools
By Types34 public, 61 private
By Levels94 undergraduate schools
36 graduate schools
By Categories
(where graduate program offered)
2 National Universities
4 Liberal Arts Colleges
2 Law Schools
2 Medical Schools
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$8,615 South Carolina residents
$19,012 out-of-state
Graduate$13,133 South Carolina residents
$19,253 out-of-state
Student Population245,586
Undergraduate215,817
Graduate29,769
Students to Faculty Ratio14.74 to 1

South Carolina Graduate Schools Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The next table lists South Carolina Graduate Schools ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the South Carolina college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2022-2023 South Carolina Graduate Schools Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsOffered Degree/ProgramsNumber of Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Clemson UniversityPublic, 4 yearsClemson, SC $23,912
($12,204 Residents)
5,900 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 277 programs 16 to 1
2 University of South Carolina-ColumbiaPublic, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $30,160
($13,774 Residents)
8,310 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 298 programs 18 to 1
3 Furman UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC $12,233 160 Master's, Post-MS 80 programs 9 to 1
5 Columbia International UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $11,930 1,480 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 71 programs 13 to 1
6 North Greenville UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsTigerville, SC $12,600 286 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 71 programs 13 to 1
7 Citadel Military College of South CarolinaPublic, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $18,540
($10,890 Residents)
1,026 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 83 programs 11 to 1
8 Anderson UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsAnderson, SC $11,487 884 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 143 programs 14 to 1
9 College of CharlestonPublic, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $39,332
($14,230 Residents)
913 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 103 programs 16 to 1
10 Converse UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC $7,860 480 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 84 programs 9 to 1
11 Coker UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHartsville, SC $19,150 100 Master's 55 programs 12 to 1
12 Winthrop UniversityPublic, 4 yearsRock Hill, SC $30,660
($16,186 Residents)
971 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 94 programs 12 to 1
13 Coastal Carolina UniversityPublic, 4 yearsConway, SC $20,628
($10,764 Residents)
543 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 85 programs 16 to 1
14 Charleston Southern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $5,085 582 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 98 programs 12 to 1
15 Southern Wesleyan UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCentral, SC $12,954 279 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 64 programs 12 to 1
16 University of South Carolina BeaufortPublic, 4 yearsBluffton, SC $30,146
($14,120 Residents)
71 Master's 25 programs 14 to 1
17 Presbyterian CollegePrivate, 4 yearsClinton, SC $47,728 244 Master's 44 programs 11 to 1
18 South Carolina State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsOrangeburg, SC $22,570
($11,460 Residents)
275 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 66 programs 17 to 1
19 Francis Marion UniversityPublic, 4 yearsFlorence, SC $22,000
($11,388 Residents)
410 Master's, Post-MS 44 programs 13 to 1
20 Bob Jones UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC $11,624 430 Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 168 programs 12 to 1
21 Columbia CollegePrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $13,802 341 Post-BS, Master's 64 programs 11 to 1
22 South University-ColumbiaPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $16,440 90 Master's, Post-MS 21 programs 15 to 1
23 Allen UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $8,950 54 Master's 13 programs 15 to 1
- Benedict CollegePrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $14,720 44 Master's 54 programs 17 to 1
- University of South Carolina-UpstatePublic, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC $30,135
($14,109 Residents)
432 Post-BS, Master's 49 programs 15 to 1
- Erskine CollegePrivate, 4 yearsDue West, SC $13,900 139 Master's, Doctorate 31 programs 15 to 1
- Limestone UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsGaffney, SC $12,500 184 Master's 46 programs 11 to 1
- Sherman College of ChiropracticPrivate, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC - 375 - 1 programs -
- Claflin UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsOrangeburg, SC $10,912 81 Master's 44 programs 13 to 1
- Charleston School of LawPrivate, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $44,734 619 Master's 2 programs -
- Medical University of South CarolinaPublic, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $25,673
($17,702 Residents)
2,875 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 49 programs 8 to 1
- Voorhees UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDenmark, SC $11,120 34 Master's 19 programs 13 to 1
- University of South Carolina AikenPublic, 4 yearsAiken, SC $30,122
($14,096 Residents)
695 Master's 34 programs 15 to 1
- Strayer University-South CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC $15,135 216 Post-BS, Master's 34 programs 41 to 1
- Newberry CollegePrivate, 4 yearsNewberry, SC $5,940 16 Master's 54 programs 14 to 1
- Lander UniversityPublic, 4 yearsGreenwood, SC $9,910
($9,810 Residents)
605 Post-BS, Master's 47 programs 16 to 1
Average$13,133 Residents
$19,253 Out-of-State
29,769 - 40 programs 14.74 to 1
*South Carolina college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Graduate Programs at South Carolina Best Colleges

View Graduate Programs at the best colleges in South Carolina
1. Clemson UniversityPublic, 4 yearsClemson, SC
3. Furman UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
6. North Greenville UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsTigerville, SC
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