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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

8 Colleges
437 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,680 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South CarolinaWith 437 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities is the #15 most popular major in South Carolina. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.0% of all the liberal arts / sciences and humanities bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of South Carolina - Columbia tops the 2021 list of our schools in South Carolina that are best for non-traditional liberal arts / sciences and humanities students. UofSC is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia. UofSC also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina rankings.

The student loan default rate at UofSC is lower than is typical, just 3.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,099 students take at least one class online at UofSC. There are roughly 3,525 part time students in attendance at UofSC. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Columbia International University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. CIU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbia. CIU also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.2%. 352 of CIU students are exclusively distance learners. About 336 of the students at CIU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Greenville University. North Greenville is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Tigerville. North Greenville did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina list.

About 7.0% of North Greenville students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 173 students at North Greenville are exclusively online. About 428 of the students at North Greenville are attending part time. North Greenville does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Limestone College. Located in the town of Gaffney, Limestone College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Limestone College not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina list.

About 606 of the students at Limestone College are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Carolina - Upstate. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Spartanburg, USC Upstate is a public school with a medium-sized student population. USC Upstate also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina list, coming in at #5.

The student loan default rate at USC Upstate is lower than is typical, just 8.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,156 students at USC Upstate that take at least one class online. About 1,431 of the students at USC Upstate are attending part time.

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Coastal Carolina University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Conway, Coastal Carolina University is a public college with a fairly large student population. Coastal Carolina University also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina rankings.

The student loan default rate at Coastal Carolina University is lower than is typical, just 8.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,563 students take at least one class online at Coastal Carolina University. 1,506 students are part time. Coastal Carolina University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Lander University

Greenwood, SC

Our rankings recognize Lander University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Lander University is a small public school located in the distant town of Greenwood. Lander University also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina list, coming in at #8.

Approximately 917 students take at least one class online at Lander University. About 255 of the students at Lander University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Francis Marion University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Florence, Francis Marion University is a public school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Francis Marion University, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in South Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.4%. Approximately 455 students take at least one class online at Francis Marion University. 887 students are part time. Francis Marion University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 926
Florida 1,256
Virginia 2,248
Georgia 596
North Carolina 929
Tennessee 1,084
West Virginia 1,154
Alabama 322
Louisiana 1,139
Kentucky 1,015
Arkansas 572

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 4,111

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,366
English Language & Literature 674
Theology & Religious Vocations 457
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 359
Philosophy & Religious Studies 202

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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