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Colleges in South Carolina

There are 55 colleges in South Carolina, 32 public and 23 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. South Carolina has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The University of South Carolina's flagship campus is located in Columbia. It offers more than 350 programs of study, including those in the Moore School of Business and Arnold School of Public Health. Other campuses include Aiken, Beaufort, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, Union, and Upstate.


The College of Charleston , established in 1770 is the oldest university in the state and the 13th oldest in the country. Located in historic downtown Charleston, it retains its liberal arts heritage with a heavy emphasis on languages, literature, history, sciences, and the arts.


The Palmetto State is also home to the Citadel Military College of South Carolina, located in Charleston, as well as South Carolina State University, a historically black university located in Orangeburg.


In 2012, Clemson University, located in Clemson, was ranked 25th among top public schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Clemson maintains a strong agricultural and military presence among its 9 colleges of study, including architecture, sciences, engineering, and nursing.


Other South Carolina colleges include Winthrop University in Rock Hill, Wofford College in Spartanburg, Trident Technical College in Charleston, Lander University in Greenwood,Furman University in Greenville, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in South Carolina, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in South Carolina

School Scholarships Available
Aiken Technical College No scholarships
Allen University 2 scholarships
Anderson University - South Carolina 10 scholarships
Benedict College 13 scholarships
Cathedral Bible College No scholarships
Central Carolina Technical College No scholarships
Charleston Southern University 26 scholarships
Citadel Military College of South Carolina 245 scholarships
Claflin University 1 scholarships
Clemson University 428 scholarships
Coastal Carolina University 56 scholarships
Coker College 37 scholarships
College of Charleston 85 scholarships
Columbia College 22 scholarships
Columbia International University 22 scholarships
Converse College 13 scholarships
Denmark Technical College No scholarships
Erskine College 11 scholarships
Florence-Darlington Technical College No scholarships
Francis Marion University 86 scholarships
Furman University 17 scholarships
Greenville Technical College No scholarships
Horry-Georgetown Technical College No scholarships
Lander University 100 scholarships
Limestone College 56 scholarships
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary No scholarships
Medical University of South Carolina 129 scholarships
Midlands Technical College No scholarships
Morris College 44 scholarships
Newberry College 12 scholarships
North Greenville University 13 scholarships
Northeastern Technical College No scholarships
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College No scholarships
Piedmont Technical College 9 scholarships
Presbyterian College 11 scholarships
Sherman College of Chiropractic No scholarships
South Carolina State University 28 scholarships
Southern Wesleyan University 11 scholarships
Spartanburg Community College No scholarships
Technical College of the Lowcountry No scholarships
Tri-County Technical College No scholarships
Trident Technical College 23 scholarships
University of South Carolina-Aiken 6 scholarships
University of South Carolina-Beaufort 1 scholarships
University of South Carolina-Columbia 752 scholarships
University of South Carolina-Lancaster No scholarships
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie No scholarships
University of South Carolina-Sumter No scholarships
University of South Carolina-Union No scholarships
University of South Carolina-Upstate 48 scholarships
Voorhees College 15 scholarships
W L Bonner College No scholarships
Williamsburg Technical College No scholarships
Wofford College 8 scholarships
York Technical College No scholarships