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South Carolina Healthcare Colleges

58 Colleges
9,751 Yearly Graduations
$53,828 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,781 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 9,751 students received a healthcare degree from a college in South Carolina, making it rank #33 in terms of graduations. South Carolina colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,457 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,651 per year.

An estimated 57% of college students in South Carolina take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,445 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,446 Yearly Degrees
$12,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,502 undergraduates at UofSC, of which 26,400 are full-time, and there are 35,364 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UofSC. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

49% of UofSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,750 a year. UofSC has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,000 during the early-career years.

#2

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
952 Yearly Degrees
$17,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 325 undergraduates at MUSC, of which 324 are full-time, and there are 2,971 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

MUSC has a 0.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MUSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $68,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
724 Yearly Degrees
$5,916 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Midlands Technical College is 9,160, which includes 4,179 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at MTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,363 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

#4

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
590 Yearly Degrees
$5,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,537 full-time undergraduates at GTC, and 11,123 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

24% of GTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#5

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
467 Yearly Degrees
$5,356 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,705 students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in total, 3,207 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

39% of Horry-Georgetown Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,500 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Horry-Georgetown Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
451 Yearly Degrees
$5,143 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Trident Technical College is 12,351, which includes 4,617 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,628 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trident Technical College is $25,400.

#7

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$15,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Clemson University is 25,822, of which 20,195 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,486 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Clemson is 4.3 years.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Clemson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,747 a year. Clemson has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,600 during the early-career years.

#8

University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
338 Yearly Degrees
$11,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,308 students at USC Upstate in total, 5,853 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,637 are full-time. For undergraduates at USC Upstate, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

73% of USC Upstate students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,483 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from USC Upstate with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
318 Yearly Degrees
$5,315 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Piedmont Technical College is 4,747, which includes 1,822 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Piedmont Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,931 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Piedmont Technical College is $22,700.

#10

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$5,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Tri-County Technical College is 6,181, which includes 3,467 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at TCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,314 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#11

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees
$11,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,240 students at Francis Marion University in total, 3,800 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,900 are full-time. For undergraduates at Francis Marion University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,629 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Francis Marion University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

South University, Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
205 Yearly Degrees
$17,014 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 532 undergraduates at South University, Columbia, of which 383 are full-time, and there are 797 students altogether. It takes the average South University, Columbia undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 67% of students at South University, Columbia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,833 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#13

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$5,365 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,277 full-time undergraduates at York Technical College, and 4,529 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,289 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from York Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
193 Yearly Degrees
$5,594 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 770 full-time undergraduates at OCtech, and 2,298 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at OCtech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,120 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from OCtech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$5,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 3,558, which includes 1,462 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

21% of Florence-Darlington Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Florence-Darlington Technical College is $21,200.

#15

Miller-Motte College Conway

Conway, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees

There are 563 full-time undergraduates at MMC Conway, and 600 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,529 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MMC Conway with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Southeastern Institute - Charleston

North Charleston, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
165 Yearly Degrees

There are 192 students at Southeastern Institute - Charleston in total, 94 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,340 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeastern Institute - Charleston is $20,900.

#18

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$29,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anderson University South Carolina is 3,543, of which 2,893 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,544 are full-time. It takes the average Anderson University South Carolina undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

64% of Anderson University South Carolina students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,390 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Anderson University South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$6,402 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Carolina Technical College is 3,361, which includes 1,125 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Central Carolina take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Carolina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$5,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Aiken Technical College is 2,236, which includes 739 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Aiken Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
149 Yearly Degrees
$12,939 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,545 students at C of C in total, 9,600 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,762 are full-time. For undergraduates at C of C, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

48% of C of C students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. C of C has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#22

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
134 Yearly Degrees
$5,886 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,633 students at Spartanburg Community College in total, 2,132 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,274 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#23

Fortis College - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$14,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 497 students at Fortis College - Columbia in total, 497 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,575 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,600 during the early-career years.

#24

Miller-Motte College Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees

There are 411 students at MMC Charleston in total, 400 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 61% of students at MMC Charleston take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MMC Charleston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$26,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,884 undergraduates at CSU, of which 2,558 are full-time, and there are 3,477 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,974 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

Other South Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Technical College of the Lowcountry 97
26 Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic 97
28 Southeastern Institute - Columbia 96
29 Coastal Carolina University 90
30 Remington College - Columbia Campus 86
31 University of South Carolina - Aiken 80
32 Presbyterian College 75
33 Furman University 74
34 Northeastern Technical College 73
35 South Carolina State University 70
36 Lander University 69
37 Bob Jones University 67
38 North Greenville University 47
39 University of South Carolina - Beaufort 43
40 Williamsburg Technical College 38
41 Converse College 37
42 Newberry College 35
42 Winthrop University 35
44 Columbia College 28
45 Limestone College 25
46 Claflin University 22
47 Citadel Military College of South Carolina 21
47 Denmark Technical College 21
49 Strayer University - South Carolina 17
50 Academy for Careers and Technology 15
51 University of South Carolina - Lancaster 14
52 Benedict College 13
52 Forrest College 13
54 Morris College 12
54 Erskine College 12
56 Southern Wesleyan University 4
57 Coker College 0
57 Voorhees College 0

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