Nursing Schools in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina is home to 37 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 29 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in South Carolina. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in South Carolina

Best Value LPN Programs in South Carolina

Complete List of Nursing Schools in South Carolina

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in South Carolina. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,323
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate99.5%
RN Programs best-value score88.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score76.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
York Technical College

York Technical College

Rock Hill, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,222
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate99.1%
RN Programs best-value score84.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score66.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,678
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.9%
RN Programs best-value score90.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
University of South Carolina-Columbia

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$20,271
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.4%
RN Programs best-value score58.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Aiken Technical College

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,130
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.7%
RN Programs best-value score95.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score96.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,858
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
RN Programs best-value score63.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
Piedmont Technical College

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,767
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.5%
RN Programs best-value score80.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate95.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score54.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Central Carolina Technical College

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,868
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.2%
RN Programs best-value score91.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
University of South Carolina-Beaufort

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Bluffton, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,266
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.2%
RN Programs best-value score67.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Clemson University

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,757
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
RN Programs best-value score61.0

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
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,437
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.3%
RN Programs best-value score92.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Northeastern Technical College

Northeastern Technical College

Cheraw, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,334
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
RN Programs best-value score85.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score67.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,548
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
RN Programs best-value score82.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score61.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Lander University

Lander University

Greenwood, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,570
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
RN Programs best-value score69.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,093
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.4%
RN Programs best-value score90.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score84.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,793
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.5%
RN Programs best-value score91.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score85.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,416
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.5%
RN Programs best-value score69.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Beaufort, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,246
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.6%
RN Programs best-value score85.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score72.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Anderson University

Anderson University

Anderson, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,816
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
RN Programs best-value score50.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University

Florence, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,935
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.8%
RN Programs best-value score74.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
University of South Carolina-Upstate

University of South Carolina-Upstate

Spartanburg, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,730
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.2%
RN Programs best-value score66.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,307
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.7%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
University of South Carolina-Aiken

University of South Carolina-Aiken

Aiken, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,821
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.8%
RN Programs best-value score64.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,565
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate76.1%
RN Programs best-value score96.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
South University-Columbia

South University-Columbia

Columbia, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,367
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate74.4%
RN Programs best-value score46.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Newberry College

Newberry College

Newberry, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,427
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate72.9%
RN Programs best-value score48.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
Fortis College-Columbia

Fortis College-Columbia

Columbia, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,142
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate70.6%
RN Programs best-value score41.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
Williamsburg Technical College

Williamsburg Technical College

Kingstree, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,979
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score73.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Cherokee Technology Center

Cherokee Technology Center

Gaffney, SC
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Denmark Technical College

Denmark Technical College

Denmark, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,654
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate76.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score68.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,224

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Academy for Careers and Technology

Academy for Careers and Technology

Mullins, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,216

Programs offered

  • LPN
South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$21,112

Programs offered

  • BSN
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,017

Programs offered

  • BSN
Horry - Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus

Horry - Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus

Myrtle Beach, SC
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Applied Technology Education Campus

Applied Technology Education Campus

Camden, SC
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Greenville (Closed in 2019)
ADN

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


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


South Carolina Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 43,200 21.499 $30 $61,540
Nurse Anesthetists 820 0.409 $80 $167,350
Nurse Midwives 40 0.022 $41 $84,910
Nurse Practitioners 2,000 0.994 $46 $95,130
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 9,590 4.774 $19 $40,410
Nursing Assistants 20,730 10.317 $11 $23,730
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey