SC State will increase tuition by 5%

Friday, April 30, 2010

This morning, the SC State University Board of Trustees approved the recommendation by the University’s administration to increase tuition. The decision to raise tuition by 5 percent will raise $1.8 million for the 2010-2011 academic year.

SC State’s tuition will increase from $8,462 to $8,898 per year for in-state students ($17,470 out-of-state), an increase of $436 per full-time student taking 12 or more credit hours. SC State raised tuition by 8.4 percent in 2009-10; 5.3 percent in 2008-09; and there was no tuition increase in 2007-08.

Still having the lowest housing fee among peer institutions, SC State will not increase the fee for housing with the exception of a 5 percent increase on Hugine Suites. The cost to live in the newest residence hall on campus will increase from $3,000 to $3,150. “This has been an extremely tough financial year for SC State,” said Dr. George E. Cooper, President, SC State. “We did not want to increase tuition, but with such a significant decline in state appropriations over the past two years, it was necessary to ensure the continued success of SC State University,” Cooper continued.

For more information, contact Erica S. Prioleau-Taylor at or (803) 378-1407.