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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in South Carolina for Students from India

4 Colleges
$35,128 Avg Tuition & Fees*
51% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for international students. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in South Carolina ranking.

After analyzing 4 schools in South Carolina, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Indian students in South Carolina. Our ranking methodology focuses on a number of different objective factors - such as the overall value of the school, number of total international students at the school, and the percentage of international students on campus - to make this determination.

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Top Value Colleges in South Carolina for Students from India

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

Our 2021 rankings named University of South Carolina - Columbia the best affordable school for Indian students in South Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. UofSC is located in Columbia, South Carolina and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 6,966 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 5.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to UofSC to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UofSC is about $33,928 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $30,160 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#2

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Clemson University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Indian students in South Carolina list. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, the large public school awarded 4,676 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.7% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Clemson are India, China, and Iran. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Clemson is about $38,550 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $23,246 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#3

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Out of the 4 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Claflin University landed the #3 spot on the list. Claflin University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Orangeburg, South Carolina that handed out 350 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Claflin are Panama, Nigeria, and Mexico. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Claflin runs, on average, about $17,192. Graduate students pay around $12,035 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#4

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Furman University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Indian students in South Carolina list. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 732 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.3% are international. Students studying at Furman come from such countries as China, United Kingdom, and Canada. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Furman is about $50,844 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $6,225 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Furman also took the #4 spot in our overall best for the money rankings.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 4 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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