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College Explorer

Explore colleges and universities with a focus on what matters most - student success.

  • See what many families actually pay based on income.
  • Learn which schools excel at successfully graduating students.
  • Explore each school's most popular majors, including starting salaries.
  • View statistics on each school's student body such as diversity, the percentage of students receiving federal aid, and the percentage of students who don't return for their second year.

All data sourced from borrowers of federal student loans by the US Department of Education.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC
20,796 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Suburb

Large
Graduation Rate
82%
Average Cost
$21,262 per year
Percent Admitted
62%

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Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC
1,760 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
80%
Average Cost
$27,988 per year
Percent Admitted
53%

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Furman University

Greenville, SC
2,341 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Suburb

Small
Graduation Rate
80%
Average Cost
$32,563 per year
Percent Admitted
65%

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Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC
2,828 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

City

Large
Graduation Rate
74%
Average Cost
$18,559 per year
Percent Admitted
80%

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University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC
27,053 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

City

Large
Graduation Rate
73%
Average Cost
$20,559 per year
Percent Admitted
68%

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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC
9,100 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
68%
Average Cost
$19,654 per year
Percent Admitted
74%

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Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC
988 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Town

Small
Graduation Rate
67%
Average Cost
$21,460 per year
Percent Admitted
71%

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Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC
2,406 undergrad students

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4 Year

City

Large
Graduation Rate
63%
Average Cost
$13,757 per year
Percent Admitted
Not Available

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North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC
1,731 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Rural

Small
Graduation Rate
58%
Average Cost
$20,058 per year
Percent Admitted
65%

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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC
4,219 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

City

Large
Graduation Rate
57%
Average Cost
$19,127 per year
Percent Admitted
64%

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Francis Marion University

Florence, SC
3,025 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Suburb

Large
Graduation Rate
56%
Average Cost
$12,662 per year
Percent Admitted
75%

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Anderson University

Anderson, SC
2,824 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

City

Large
Graduation Rate
55%
Average Cost
$21,732 per year
Percent Admitted
59%

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University of South Carolina-Upstate

Spartanburg, SC
4,999 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Suburb

Large
Graduation Rate
55%
Average Cost
$15,227 per year
Percent Admitted
60%

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Columbia College

Columbia, SC
977 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
54%
Average Cost
$20,247 per year
Percent Admitted
97%

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Erskine College

Due West, SC
809 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Rural

Small
Graduation Rate
54%
Average Cost
$39,183 per year
Percent Admitted
60%

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Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC
1,026 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Suburb

Small
Graduation Rate
54%
Average Cost
$17,722 per year
Percent Admitted
56%

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Newberry College

Newberry, SC
1,251 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Town

Small
Graduation Rate
53%
Average Cost
$20,220 per year
Percent Admitted
57%

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Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC
1,961 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Town

Small
Graduation Rate
52%
Average Cost
$20,806 per year
Percent Admitted
65%

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Coker University

Hartsville, SC
950 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

Town

Small
Graduation Rate
49%
Average Cost
$16,975 per year
Percent Admitted
93%

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Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC
9,085 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
48%
Average Cost
$14,129 per year
Percent Admitted
70%

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Lander University

Greenwood, SC
3,279 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
47%
Average Cost
$15,519 per year
Percent Admitted
57%

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