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  Public 4-Year Institutions and Private Non-Profit 4-Year Institutions
  Average
Debt
**
Rank * Proportion
with Debt
**
Rank *
State Average $ 27,416 19 55% 36

List of South Carolina Institutions


Public 4-Year Institutions

Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,217
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 52%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 28%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 495
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,307
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,216
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,884
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 23%

 
Clemson University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,172
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 45%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 19%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 3,441
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 14,834
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 12,304
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 26,626
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 19%

 
Coastal Carolina University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 34,040
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 72%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 31%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 1,399
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 7,849
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 9,760
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 22,146
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 36%

 
College of Charleston
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 23,357
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 47%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 14%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,114
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 9,700
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 9,616
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,996
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 22%

 
Francis Marion University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 26,453
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 566
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 3,430
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 8,802
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 25,387
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 52%

 
Lander University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 445
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,784
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 9,504
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,804
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 45%

 
Medical University of South Carolina
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 124
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 195
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 12%

 
South Carolina State University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 583
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 3,480
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 9,258
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 25,426
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 75%

 
University of South Carolina-Aiken
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 22,677
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 85%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 22%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 524
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,487
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 8,750
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 19,740
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 38%

 
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 258
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,418
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 8,158
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 20,558
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 36%

 
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 25,022
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 46%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 4,556
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 20,700
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,168
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,064
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 24%

 
University of South Carolina-Upstate
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 25,301
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 68%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 9%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 1,092
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 4,173
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 9,596
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 21,434
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
Winthrop University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 22,521
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 67%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 4%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 969
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 4,258
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 12,656
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,826
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 37%

 

Private Non-Profit 4-Year Institutions

Allen University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 79
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 639
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 11,940
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 21,300
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 88%

 
Anderson University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 27,187
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 73%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 15%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 249
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,959
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 20,910
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 34,335
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 40%

 
Benedict College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 382
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 3,148
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 17,190
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 28,932
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 82%

 
Cathedral Bible College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 14
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 112
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 2,600
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 6,300

 
Charleston Southern University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 412
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,614
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 20,840
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 33,240
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 48%

 
Claflin University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 333
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,796
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 13,370
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 27,790
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 68%

 
Coker College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 32,842
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 89%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 5%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 206
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 972
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 22,200
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 31,353
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 58%

 
Columbia College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 233
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 875
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 25,050
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,928
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 55%

 
Columbia International University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 25,638
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 59%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 2%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 137
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 538
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 18,065
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 27,335
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 47%

 
Converse College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,986
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 75%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 4%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 152
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 626
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 27,320
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 39,724
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 46%

 
Erskine College and Seminary
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 96
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 495
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 28,460
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 43,160
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 32%

 
Furman University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 26,661
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 43%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 20%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 671
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,694
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 39,560
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 53,096
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 15%

 
Limestone College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,409
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 90%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 11%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 626
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,379
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 20,000
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 34,036
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 53%

 
Morris College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 131
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 958
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,530
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 20,076
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 86%

 
Newberry College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 30,610
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 83%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 18%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 204
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,075
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 22,925
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,495
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 43%

 
North Greenville University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 389
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,935
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 13,396
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 29,286
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 42%

 
Presbyterian College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 25,425
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 48%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 19%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 236
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,167
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 31,280
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 43,652
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 22%

 
Southern Wesleyan University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 310
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,412
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 20,550
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 32,000
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 49%

 
Voorhees College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 92
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 632
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,780
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 19,876
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 84%

 
W L Bonner College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 5
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 14
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 7,152
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 12,380
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 25%

 
Wofford College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 22,118
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 50%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 18%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 332
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,549
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 33,190
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 46,219
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 21%

 

Notes:
* State rankings are from 1 (highest) to 49 (lowest). We did not calculate state averages when the usable cases with student debt data cover less than 30 percent of bachelorís degree recipients in the Class of 2012 or when the underlying data for that state showed a change of 30 percent or more in average debt from the previous year. Such large year-to-year swings likely reflect different institutions reporting each year, reporting errors, or changes in methodology by institutions reporting the data, rather than actual changes in debt levels.
** Debt data as reported by campuses to Petersonís Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Databases. © 2013 Petersonís, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved.
 
All data are from public and private nonprofit four-year institutions only. Some colleges did not report student debt data. Only colleges that granted bachelor's degrees and reported the percentage of graduates with debt and average debt are included in the state figures. Enrollment and tuition data are from the National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Pell Data are from the U.S. Department of Education. Student debt, Pell Grant, and other data can be compiled into sortable tables or downloaded into a spreadsheet on our College InSight web site, college-insight.org.

Calculations by the Project on Student Debt. See "Student Debt and the Class of 2012" report for details.

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