Tuition for the Online Associate and Bachelor’s Degree

Tuition for the Online Associate and Bachelor’s Degree

$300 per credit hour

Questions? Contact an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about your personal tuition cost: 1-864-587-4361.

SMC's tuition is lower than the for-profit programs and major non-profit and local programs. A lower cost per credit hour adds up to huge savings for your degree.

Your total tuition costs will depend on several factors:

  • Financial aid may significantly lower your cost per credit hour.
  • If you bring any previous college credits with you, your cost per credit hour will also be reduced.


$300 per credit hour*
$450 academic resource fee per semester (covers books and all course materials)

*Most full-time students enroll in 12 hours per semester, or two classes per enrollment period.

Cost Comparison*

Program Cost/ credit hour       Status
SMC $300 Nonprofit
Limestone University $440 Nonprofit
Grand Canyon University       $470 For-Profit
Walden University $490 For-Profit
Strayer University $493 For-Profit
Purdue Global $510 Nonprofit
Capella University $531 For-Profit

*Comparison costs are taken from each institution's published rates and may have changed.