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.

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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate99.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate93.8%
Cost per annum$7,367

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

York Technical College

Rock Hill, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate99.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$8,656

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,208

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$3,411

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Bluffton, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,592

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,913

Programs offered

  • BSN

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.9%
Cost per annum$8,904

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate93.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,709

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

The Medical University of South Carolina is a public institution in Charleston, South Carolina. It was established in 1824 as the College of Medicine. 30 students enrolled during the first year. The university has grown and now enrolls several thousand students each year. However, it is still a ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,797

Established in 1889, Clemson University is a public institution in Clemson, South Carolina. It is the second-largest university in South Carolina, with close to 25,000 students enrolled in 2018. The university is structured into seven colleges, including the College of Social and Health ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,043

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Trident Technical College

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.4%
Cost per annum$7,616

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.1%
Cost per annum$6,028

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Northeastern Technical College

Cheraw, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate86.7%
Cost per annum$8,448

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,258

Programs offered

  • BSN

Lander University

Greenwood, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,682

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate92.7%
Cost per annum$8,137

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Anderson University

Anderson, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,574

Programs offered

  • BSN

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Beaufort, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$4,585

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate90.2%
Cost per annum$7,655

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Francis Marion University

Florence, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,070

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate82.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$3,429

Programs offered

  • ADN

University of South Carolina-Upstate

Spartanburg, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate81.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,446

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of South Carolina-Aiken

Aiken, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate77.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,465

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Newberry College

Newberry, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate76.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,327

Programs offered

  • BSN

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate76.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate92.0%
Cost per annum$3,401

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

South University-Columbia

Columbia, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate75.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,422

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Fortis College-Columbia

Columbia, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate71.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,958

Programs offered

  • ADN

Williamsburg Technical College

Kingstree, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate98.8%
Cost per annum$8,795

Programs offered

  • LPN

Denmark Technical College

Denmark, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate72.2%
Cost per annum$6,816

Programs offered

  • LPN

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,208

Programs offered

  • BSN

Academy for Careers and Technology

Mullins, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,960

Programs offered

  • LPN

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,058

Programs offered

  • BSN

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,465

Programs offered

  • BSN

Horry - Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus

Myrtle Beach, SC
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Applied Technology Education Campus

Camden, SC
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Cherokee Technology Center

Gaffney, SC
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

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