Colleges in South Carolina

There are 161 Colleges in South Carolina, serving a population of 4,893,444 people in an area of 30,054 square miles. There is 1 College per 30,394 people, and 1 College per 186 square miles.

The state of South Carolina is ranked 35th in Colleges per capita, and 21st in Colleges per square mile.

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South Carolina College Statistics

Find South Carolina College Enrollment, Educational Attainment (Age 25+), and Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

South Carolina College Enrollment
 South CarolinaUnited States
College/Grad School Enrollment314,890 (26.3%)22,570,897 (27.7%)
South Carolina Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 South CarolinaUnited States
Some College, No Degree698,504 (20.6%)45,027,332 (20.6%)
Associate's Degree324,446 (9.6%)18,338,323 (8.4%)
Bachelor's Degree588,965 (17.4%)42,470,927 (19.4%)
Graduate/Professional Degree338,858 (10.0%)26,396,124 (12.1%)
South Carolina Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 South CarolinaUnited States
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher927,82368,867,051
Arts, Humanities & Others195,911 (21.1%)15,676,993 (22.8%)
Business208,423 (22.5%)14,029,435 (20.4%)
Education144,411 (15.6%)8,575,633 (12.5%)
Science & Engineering292,219 (31.5%)24,078,223 (35.0%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields86,859 (9.4%)6,506,767 (9.4%)