Business Schools in South Carolina

    National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) statistics show 34 public and non-profit schools offering business degrees in South Carolina. Of these, 18 offer accredited programs at the undergraduate level and ten at the graduate level. You always want to look for an accredited business degree. This is your assurance that the program you select has clearly stated objectives. The school has proven that its program produces quality outcomes while adhering to national and international standards.

    All of the schools in this article have business accreditation by either the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). They are all also public or non-profit and regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

    This article provides you with the data you need to choose the ideal South Carolina business school for your needs based on various key factors: tuition, financial aid, entrance exam scores, acceptance rates, and more. The three sections that follow describe undergraduate programs, graduate schools, and the job prospects for business school graduates in South Carolina.

    Undergraduate Business Schools in South Carolina

    According to NCES data average tuition cost for the 18 public or non-profit business accredited schools in South Carolina is $12,583. The most affordable undergraduate degree is at Aiken Technical College, with a tuition of only $4,708, close behind Spartanburg Community College at $5,332. Typical financial aid ranges from $3,221 to $22,629, with the average being $9,876

    Clemson University has the highest median SAT scores at 1150-1340, which is impressive considering they also have one of the state’s highest acceptance rates. The average median SAT scores in South Carolina are 901-1109, and the middle median ACT is 19-24.

    In the table below you will find data on the 18 undergraduate business schools in South Carolina including tuition, financial aid, acceptance rates, and graduation rate. Each data column in the list can easily be sorted.

    SchoolCityTuitionAidMedian SATMedian ACTAccept. RateGrad. Rate
    Aiken Technical CollegeAiken$4,708$3,221
    Benedict CollegeColumbia$19,566$22,62922%
    Charleston Southern UniversityNorth Charleston$24,140$15,858910-111020-2461%36%
    Claflin UniversityOrangeburg$16,158$12,101830-95018-2042%56%
    Clemson UniversityClemson$14,708$9,1321150-134026-3151%81%
    Coastal Carolina UniversityConway$10,876$8,340930-109020-2561%42%
    College of CharlestonCharleston$11,805$9,4021000-119022-2784%69%
    Francis Marion UniversityFlorence$10,428$9,309810-103017-2262%40%
    Horry-Georgetown Technical CollegeConway$6,148$3,611
    Lander UniversityGreenwood$11,200$8,557880-109017-2362%43%
    Morris CollegeSumter$13,045$7,85222%
    North Greenville UniversityTigerville$17,594$13,104910-131020-2959%57%
    South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburg$10,420$9,577680-87314-1786%39%
    Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg$5,332$7,100
    The CitadelCharleston$11,734$11,275950-116020-2582%69%
    University of South Carolina UpstateSpartanburg$11,190$6,456860-104018-2355%42%
    Voorhees CollegeDenmark$12,630$9,78079%26%
    Winthrop UniversityRock Hill$14,810$10,467910-113520-2569%58%

    Graduate Business Schools in South Carolina

    All of the ten graduate business schools in South Carolina in this article have business accreditation by either the AACSB, ACBSP, or IACBE.

    The average MBA tuition in South Carolina is $25301. On our list, the most affordable MBA tuition is Francis Marion University, Florence at $15,771, close behind it though it is Coastal Carolina University at $15,900.

    We have GMAT data for 7 of the ten schools on our list, and the average is 529. The business school with the highest GMAT score is the University of South Carolina and College of Charleston at 612 and 564, respectively.

    Those that are considering an MBA but do not have time for full time or evening classes may want to consider one of the several excellent online MBA programs in South Carolina including the University of South Carolina.

    The table below shows graduate business schools in South Carolina tuition costs, average accepted applicant GMAT scores, the percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree, and student-to-faculty ratios. Click any column header to sort the table based on its contents.

    SchoolCityTuitionAvg. GMATFaculty
    with Doct.
    Claflin UniversityOrangeburg$22,204
    Clemson UniversityClemson$21,39655971%2.3
    Coastal Carolina UniversityConway$15,9004820.73
    College of CharlestonCharleston$30,36356491%0.94
    Francis Marion UniversityFlorence$15,77191%1.43
    South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburg$26,88086%1.32
    The CitadelCharleston$26,44844483%4.97
    University of South CarolinaColumbia$43,34261279%1.76
    University of South Carolina AikenAiken$20,37654283%
    Winthrop UniversityRock Hill$30,33250086%1.2

    Job Outlook for Business School Graduates in South Carolina

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    Accountants and Auditors13-201114,630$31$64,2208.0%
    Administrative Services Managers11-30113,270$44$90,9109.1%
    Advertising and Promotions Managers11-2011240$46$96,4605.8%
    Agents andManagers of Artists and Athletes13-101170$39$81,70010.0%
    Architectural and Engineering Managers11-90412,500$62$129,0407.4%
    Budget Analysts13-2031250$33$68,35010.4%
    Business Operations Specialists13-11994,000$32$65,88010.1%
    Chief Executives11-10112,930$85$176,33011.9%
    Compensation and Benefits Managers11-3111140$50$105,0000.187
    Compensation, and Benefits Specialists13-1141760$26$53,1905.6%
    Compliance Officers13-10413,520$28$58,7505.0%
    Construction Managers11-90213,060$45$92,8108.9%
    Cost Estimators13-10512,590$29$60,67010.3%
    Credit Analysts13-2041980$32$66,37011.4%
    Credit Counselors13-2071330$21$44,2205.5%
    Financial Analysts13-20511,930$35$73,4904.9%
    Financial Examiners13-2061310$33$68,3208.2%
    Financial Managers11-30315,010$59$122,75010.6%
    General and Operations Managers11-102132,370$48$100,3407.1%
    Human Resources Managers11-31211,770$49$102,930-7.8%
    Human Resources Specialists13-10716,550$27$56,8406.9%
    Information Systems Managers11-30212,940$58$119,90012.0%
    Insurance Underwriters13-2053690$26$54,50010.2%
    Labor Relations Specialists13-1075250$27$57,0708.5%
    Loan Officers13-20723,930$33$67,62011.5%
    Management Analysts13-11117,790$36$74,3908.8%
    Market Analysts and Marketing Specialists13-11617,450$26$53,38010.0%
    Marketing Managers11-20211,800$52$108,5506.5%
    Meeting and Event Planners13-11211,280$18$37,5908.4%
    Public Relations and Fundraising Managers11-2031590$44$91,93010.8%
    Purchasing Managers11-3061710$50$104,980-5.2%
    Sales Managers11-20223,540$55$114,3909.8%
    Tax Examiners and Revenue Agents13-2081300$26$54,14013.9%
    Tax Preparers13-2082900$16$34,26011.5%
    Training and Development Managers11-3131700$49$101,060-0.6%
    Training and Development Specialists13-11514,070$27$56,03010.8%

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