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North Augusta, South Carolina (SC) Colleges and Universities

While North Augusta, SC, only has one for-profit specialty school, there are two not-for-profit schools located within a 25-mile radius. Read about how these schools compare in several categories, including lowest costs and highest graduation rate, to find the school for you.

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Students looking for colleges and universities in North Augusta, South Carolina have very few choices. However, these options include both a university and a technical college, and they may provide the cost and other requirements that you seek. All of the data listed below comes from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Closest Schools to North Augusta, South Carolina

North Augusta is within close proximity to two public schools that offer a broad range of subjects and disciplines. The closest not-for-profit school is a 2-year college, and the next closest is a 4-year university.

  • Aiken Technical College (located 7.1 miles from downtown)
  • University of South Carolina - Aiken (located 13.5 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near North Augusta, South Carolina

The two public schools near North Augusta are fairly close in size. The largest school exceeds the other school's student body by just under 1,000 students.

  • University of South Carolina - Aiken (3,356 undergraduates)
  • Aiken Technical College (2,359 undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

Cost is another important consideration when choosing a school. The NCES calculates a school's net price by subtracting the average amount of financial aid awarded from the total cost of attending a school (which includes tuition, fees, books, and other costs) for full-time undergraduates. Here's how the North Augusta-area schools stacked up for net prices for 2014-2015:

  • Aiken Technical College ($6,291)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken ($13,318)

Highest Graduation Rate

Traditional schools in the North Augusta area report relatively low graduation rates, with some schools reporting rates lower than 10%. The graduation rates, as reported by NCES, represent the percentage of full-time students who graduated within 150% of the 'normal time' that it takes to complete their academic program (e.g., 6 years for a bachelor's degree). The following schools have the highest overall graduation rates of traditional colleges in this area:

  • University of South Carolina - Aiken (43% graduation rate)
  • Aiken Technical College (9% graduation rate)

Students seeking a higher education opportunity at a 2-year or 4-year traditional school have two options available in the North Augusta, South Carolina, area.

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