Best community colleges in South Carolina

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November 12, 2021
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Best community colleges in South Carolina

Long gone are the days when education levels weren't inherently tied to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens as young as high school freshmen consider what colleges are available to them sooner rather than later to make a decent living in the long run.

Be it grades or money, many young adults choose the more convenient option of community college to begin their undergraduate education: 41% of all undergrads are in a two-year school, according to the American Association of Community Colleges. When it comes down to education and numbers, a community college's annual tuition and fees are significantly less than four-year schools no matter which way the data is sliced. Stacker compiled a list of the best community colleges in South Carolina using rankings from Niche. These community colleges offer a great reason to consider a two-year education before moving on to a four-year school. If considering a continued education, these community colleges are a perfect place to start.

#4. University of South Carolina - Union (Union)
- Niche grade: B-
- Net price: $11,665

#3. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (Orangeburg)
- Niche grade: B
- Net price: $6,438

#2. University of South Carolina - Sumter (Sumter)
- Niche grade: B
- Net price: $10,219

#1. University of South Carolina - Lancaster (Lancaster)
- Niche grade: B+
- Net price: $9,273

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