South Carolina Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade (The 2010s)

There are 109 colleges in South Carolina State - 34 public and 75 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $7,896 for South Carolina residents and $15,978 for others in 2017. It increase 4.20% from last year and 20.47% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $18,956 which are increased 4.56% from last year and 7.84% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of South Carolina Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for South Carolina colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For South Carolina public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $7,896 which has increased by 20.30% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $15,978 which has risen by 20.47%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.92% while last year increase rate was 4.20%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for South Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$6,564$6,732$6,929$7,171$7,410$7,517$7,896
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%2.56%2.93%3.49%3.34%1.44%5.04%
Cumulative Rates0.00%2.56%5.57%9.25%12.90%14.52%20.30%
Out-of-State Costs$13,263$13,794$14,249$14,631$15,093$15,334$15,978
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%4.00%3.30%2.68%3.16%1.60%4.20%
Cumulative Rates0.00%4.00%7.43%10.31%13.79%15.61%20.47%
For private schools in South Carolina state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $18,956 which has increased by 7.84% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 1.12% while last year increase rate was 4.56%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for South Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$17,577$17,359$17,553$17,803$17,871$18,128$18,956
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-1.24%1.12%1.42%0.38%1.44%4.56%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-1.24%-0.14%1.28%1.67%3.13%7.84%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of South Carolina public schools are $12,652 which has increased by 20.91% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $24,466 which has risen by 26.82%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 3.83% while last year increase rate was 3.02%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for South Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$10,464$10,773$11,316$11,580$11,959$12,281$12,652
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%2.96%5.04%2.33%3.26%2.70%3.02%
Cumulative Rates0.00%2.96%8.15%10.67%14.28%17.37%20.91%
Out-of-State Costs$19,292$20,418$21,607$21,654$23,090$23,749$24,466
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.83%5.82%0.22%6.63%2.85%3.02%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.83%12.00%12.24%19.69%23.10%26.82%
For private graduate schools in South Carolina state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $11,686 which has increased by 0.50% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 0.07134% while last year increase rate was -3.62%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for South Carolina Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$11,628$12,453$13,082$12,715$12,814$12,125$11,686
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%7.09%5.05%-2.80%0.77%-5.38%-3.62%
Cumulative Rates0.00%7.09%12.50%9.35%10.20%4.27%0.50%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at South Carolina college cost trends.

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