Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Find Schools Near

2021 Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina

62 Colleges
$36,233 Avg Salary*
45% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Many college students wish to attend a diverse and inclusive institution. This is why College Factual developed its rankings for the Most Diverse Schools in South Carolina.

We analyzed 62 colleges and universities across South Carolina to determine which were the most diverse. To determine overall diversity, we consider four factors: racial/ethnic makeup of the students, the geographic representation of the students, male to female ratio, and age range.

Get more details on our ranking methodology.

Customizing Your List

To further customize your search, try narrowing your list by location. You can also check out rankings for racial-ethnic diversity, male/female diversity, or geographic diversity. Or explore other college rankings that prioritize different factors.

You can create your own custom comparison that focuses on the factors most important to you using our tool, College Combat. We encourage you to try it out and pit your favorite colleges and universities head to head!

Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina

Learn more about these excellent schools below:

#1

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University tops this year’s ranking as the most diverse school in South Carolina. Conway, South Carolina is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,920 students in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University is $38,500 during the early years of their career.

Full Coastal Carolina University Report

Request Information
#2

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

Out of the 62 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, University of South Carolina - Columbia landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the large , public school handed out 6,966 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Carolina make an average of $44,900 per year during the early years of their career.

Read More…

Request Information
#3

Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina

The excellent diversity at Bob Jones University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in South Carolina. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 500 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Full Bob Jones University Report

Request Information
#4

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Out of the 62 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, Clemson University landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, the large , public school handed out 4,676 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $52,400 during the early years of their career.

Full Clemson University Report

Request Information
#5

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

A rank of #5 on our Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina list means Columbia International University is a great place for students who value diversity. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 203 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 34% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from CIU is $29,900 during the early years of their career.

Read More…

Request Information
#6

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

Furman University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 732 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Furman go into careers with an average salary of $51,200.

Read full report on Furman University

Request Information
#7

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

Coker College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina list. Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 200 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 59% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Coker go into careers with an average salary of $32,800.

Read full report on Coker College

Request Information
#8

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina

Limestone College landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking. Located in Gaffney, South Carolina, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 500 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Roughly 43% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $37,400 during the early years of their career.

Read full report on Limestone College

Request Information
#9

Presbyterian College

Clinton, South Carolina

Presbyterian College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking. PC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Clinton, South Carolina. It awarded 228 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from PC is $44,500 during the early years of their career.

Full Presbyterian College Report

Request Information
#10

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

If you crave a diverse college experience, Wofford, coming in at #10 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and it awarded 476 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Wofford is $51,500 during the early years of their career.

Read full report on Wofford College

Request Information
#11

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

Coming in at #11 for 2021 overall diversity in South Carolina is C of C. C of C is a public institution located in Charleston, South Carolina. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,399 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from C of C is $40,700 during the early years of their career.

Read full report on College of Charleston

Request Information
#12

Erskine College

Due West, South Carolina

Erskine College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking. Erskine is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Due West, South Carolina. It awarded 101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Erskine go into careers with an average salary of $37,400.

Full Erskine College Report

Request Information
#13

Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

If you crave a diverse college experience, Newberry College, coming in at #13 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Newberry, South Carolina, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 248 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Newberry College is $36,900 during the early years of their career.

Full Newberry College Report

Request Information
#14

Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

If you crave a diverse college experience, SMC, coming in at #14 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. A small institution, SMC is private not-for-profit.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from SMC make an average of $32,900 per year during the early years of their career.

Read More…

Request Information
#15

University of South Carolina-Sumter

Sumter, South Carolina

University of South Carolina-Sumter did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking, coming in at #15. Located in Sumter, South Carolina, University of South Carolina-Sumter is a small public school.

During the early years of their career, graduates from University of South Carolina-Sumter make an average of $34,300 a year.

Full University of South Carolina-Sumter Report

Request Information
#16

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina

If you crave a diverse college experience, TCTC, coming in at #16 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. A medium-sized institution, TCTC is public.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from TCTC make an average of $27,300 per year during the early years of their career.

Read More…

Request Information
#17

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina

York Technical College ranked #17 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina list. York Technical College is a small public school located in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from York Technical College go into careers with an average salary of $26,500.

Read full report on York Technical College

Request Information
#18

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

Coming in at #18 for 2021 overall diversity in South Carolina is North Greenville. Located in Tigerville, South Carolina, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 486 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from North Greenville go into careers with an average salary of $34,400.

Read More…

Request Information
#19

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Southern University did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking, coming in at #19. Charleston Southern University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Charleston, South Carolina that handed out 661 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $36,900 during the early years of their career.

Full Charleston Southern University Report

Request Information
#20

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

With a ranking of #20, Southern Wesleyan University did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina list. Located in Central, South Carolina, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 298 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 43% falling into the traditional age range. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from SWU make an average of $39,200 per year during the early years of their career.

Read More…

Request Information
#21

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina

Midlands Technical College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking. MTC is a medium-sized public school located in West Columbia, South Carolina.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from MTC is $29,000 during the early years of their career.

Read full report on Midlands Technical College

Request Information
#22

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina

With a ranking of #22, Greenville Technical College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina list. A fairly large institution, GTC is public.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $31,500 during the early years of their career.

Read full report on Greenville Technical College

Request Information
#23

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina

Horry-Georgetown Technical College landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina ranking. A medium-sized institution, Horry-Georgetown Technical College is public.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Horry-Georgetown Technical College make an average of $25,800 per year during the early years of their career.

Full Horry-Georgetown Technical College Report

Request Information
#24

Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

If you crave a diverse college experience, Benedict College, coming in at #24 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Benedict College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 287 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school is an HBCU (Historically Black College / University). Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $25,400 during the early years of their career.

Full Benedict College Report

Request Information
#25

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg Community College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in South Carolina list. Spartanburg Community College is a small public school located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $28,300 during the early years of their career.

Full Spartanburg Community College Report

Request Information

View Most Diverse Colleges Nationwide >

More Rankings >

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You