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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina

6 Colleges
844 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,859 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South CarolinaIn 2018-2019, 844 bachelor's degrees were awarded to computer and information sciences students who went to a South Carolina college or university. This makes it the #11 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.9% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on computer and information sciences schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in South Carolina

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in South Carolina

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Carolina - Columbia. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population. Carolina also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina rankings.

The average student at Carolina graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,917. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Carolina is $167,651. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Clemson. Clemson also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina list, coming in at #2.

At Clemson, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $42,274 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Clemson be around $182,624. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of Charleston. Located in the city of Charleston, C of C is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at C of C, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at C of C is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $37,409. This means that the average student pays around $155,621 to get a bachelor’s degree from C of C. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Coastal Carolina University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Coastal Carolina University is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Conway. In addition to being on our best value list, Coastal Carolina University has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina ranking.

The average student at Coastal Carolina University graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,932. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University is $136,719. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Carolina - Upstate. Located in the suburb of Spartanburg, USCU is a public college with a medium-sized student population. USCU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina list, coming in at #6.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at USCU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,374. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from USCU be around $116,837. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

Limestone College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Limestone College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Gaffney. Limestone College also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Carolina list, coming in at #5.

It takes the average student at Limestone College about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,248. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Limestone College is about $142,859. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 275
Florida 4,244
Virginia 3,198
Georgia 3,192
North Carolina 2,606
Tennessee 843
West Virginia 829
Alabama 942
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 611
Information Science 104
Computer Science 69
Information Technology 30
Computer Software & Applications 23

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,455
Engineering 1,641
Physical Sciences 430
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 353
Mathematics & Statistics 255

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Almonroth.

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