Nursing Schools in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina is home to 37 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 30 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in South Carolina.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in South Carolina

Listed below are all nursing schools in South Carolina. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 37 nursing schools in the state of South Carolina. And according to our database 1 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
99.2% 93.8%
1
6
York Technical College
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
99.1% 100.0%
2
1
Greenville Technical College
Location: Greenville, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
95.8%
3
Aiken Technical College
Location: Graniteville, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
94.3% 100.0%
4
1
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Location: Bluffton, SC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
94.3%
4
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Location: Columbia, SC
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral
94.1%
5
Piedmont Technical College
Location: Greenwood, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
93.9% 95.9%
6
5
Charleston Southern University
Location: Charleston, SC
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
93.7%
7
Medical University of South Carolina
Location: Charleston, SC
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
92.8%
8
Clemson University
Location: Clemson, SC
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
92.7%
9
Central Carolina Technical College
Location: Sumter, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
92.2%
10
Trident Technical College
Location: Charleston, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
92.0% 98.4% 11
4
Midlands Technical College
Location: West Columbia, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
88.9% 99.1% 12
2
Northeastern Technical College
Location: Cheraw, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
88.9% 86.7% 12
10
Bob Jones University
Location: Greenville, SC
Programs offered: BSN
88.1% 13
Lander University
Location: Greenwood, SC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
88.0% 14
Tri-County Technical College
Location: Pendleton, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.9% 92.7% 15
7
Anderson University
Location: Anderson, SC
Programs offered: BSN
87.9% 15
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Location: Beaufort, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.3% 100.0% 16
1
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Location: Conway, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN
86.7% 90.2% 17
9
Francis Marion University
Location: Florence, SC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN
85.1% 18
Spartanburg Community College
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Programs offered: ADN
82.6% 19
University of South Carolina-Upstate
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
81.5% 20
University of South Carolina-Aiken
Location: Aiken, SC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
77.6% 21
Newberry College
Location: Newberry, SC
Programs offered: BSN
76.7% 22
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Location: Florence, SC
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
76.5% 92.0% 23
8
South University-Columbia
Location: Columbia, SC
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
75.9% 24
Fortis College-Columbia
Location: Columbia, SC
Programs offered: ADN
71.4% 25
Williamsburg Technical College
Location: Kingstree, SC
Programs offered: LPN
98.8%
3
Denmark Technical College
Location: Denmark, SC
Programs offered: LPN
72.2% 11
Coastal Carolina University
Location: Conway, SC
Programs offered: BSN
Academy for Careers and Technology
Location: Mullins, SC
Programs offered: LPN
South Carolina State University
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Programs offered: BSN
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Location: Charleston, SC
Programs offered: BSN
Horry - Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Applied Technology Education Campus
Location: Camden, SC
Programs offered: LPN
Cherokee Technology Center
Location: Gaffney, SC
Programs offered: LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Greenville (Closed in 2016)
ADN

South Carolina's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


South Carolina's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average