Online Program Overview

University of South Carolina-Columbia is a four-years, public school located in Columbia, South Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition & fees are $12,688 for South Carolina residents and $33,928 for other students on average.

It offers 294 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 7 programs - 1 Bachelors, 3 Masters, 1 Doctorate, 2 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameUniversity of South Carolina-Columbia
Typefour-years, public
AddressColumbia-Campus, Columbia, SC
Online Students17,648 Enrolled Online Exclusively
15,444 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Undergraduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$12,688
Graduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$14,134
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Online Degree Programs
Total7 Programs
Bachelors1 Programs
Masters3 Programs
Doctorate1 Programs
Post-Graduate2 Programs

2022 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 tuition & fees and costs trends over last 5 years at University of South Carolina-Columbia . Each cost is an average amount over the all offered programs. For South Carolina residents, the tuition & fees are $12,688 and $33,928 for non-South Carolina residents. For graduate programs, the 2022 tuition & fees is $14,134 and $30,160 for out-of-state students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $512 for South Carolina residents and $1,397 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $572 for South Carolina residents and $1,240 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Undergraduate (In-State)$11,862$12,616$12,688$12,688$12,688
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$31,962$33,298$33,928$33,928$33,928
Graduate (In-State)$13,254$14,050$14,137$14,137$14,134
Graduate (Out-of-State)$28,368$29,596$30,160$30,160$30,160
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Undergraduate (In-State)$494$509$512$512$512
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$1,331$1,371$1,397$1,397$1,397
Graduate (In-State)$552$569$572$572$572
Graduate (Out-of-State)$1,182$1,217$1,240$1,240$1,240
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

University of South Carolina-Columbia offers 294 degree programs through Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 7 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 1 Bachelors, 3 Masters, 1 Doctorate, 2 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Overall Programs1185 1037033
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
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Distance Learning Program Student Population

At University of South Carolina-Columbia, there are 35,470 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 33,092 students were attending classes through distance learning (17,648 students are enrolled exclusively and 15,444 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment35,470
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses17,648
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses15,444
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,378
By student location, out of a total of 17,648 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 11,897 South Carolina Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 5,278 students living in the U.S. States other than South Carolina, and 3 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses17,648
South Carolina Resident11,897
Other State In U.S.5,748
Outside of U.S.3
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses17,648
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses14,119
Degree/Certificate Seeking13,950
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking169

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