Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Converse Answers the Call for Affordability

Families today are concerned that rising tuition prices are putting a high-quality college education out of reach. Converse has been listening, and we’ve responded with a bold move that makes us not only one of the most affordable four-year private universities in the region, but also comparable in price to premier public universities nationwide.

Beginning fall 2014, for full-time students in the traditional undergraduate program, Converse will “reset” its tuition to $16,500, a 43% reduction from the 2013 tuition of $29,124.

Total$38,244Total$26,000
2013-14 Tuition & Fees
2014-15 Tuition & Fees
Tuition$29,124Tuition$16,500
Room & Board$  9,120Room & Board$  9,500

Learn more about the 2014-15 Tuition Reset.

A Private College Priced Like A Public

Converse is unique in providing a private college education at a public-university price. But that’s just the start. Our net cost drops even lower for students who receive scholarships and financial aid. Now, factor in that Converse students are twice as likely to graduate in four years than their peers at public institutions - meaning a year or more of savings for you.

Compare the real cost of a Converse education with the advantages and outcomes reported by our grads, and the takeaway is clear. In terms of both quality and cost, Converse offers unmatched value.

The Extras, at No Additional Cost

Our total price listed above also covers everything listed below:

  • free use of the laundry facilities located in each residence hall
  • registration fee
  • student activity fee
  • unlimited Internet access through campus network
  • e-mail
  • cable television hookup in each residence hall room
  • microfridge in each residence hall room
  • free local telephone service
  • a campus parking permit
  • health services, including counseling if needed
  • choice of meal plans
  • access to fitness center and indoor swimming pool
  • 24-hour emergency assistance through Converse Public Safety
  • a Converse College yearbook
  • free admission to on-campus athletic, cultural, and other events

Additional fees may apply for courses that require specific labs, studio space or materials.

Make the Comparison

Regional Competitors2013 Tuition2013 Tuition, Room and Board
Anderson University$22,840$31,240
Clemson University$13,382$21,524
Coastal Carolina University$9,760$17,720
College of Charleston$10,625$20,481
Furman University$43,164$54,448
North Greenville University$14,772$23,426
Presbyterian College$33,650$42,678
University of South Carolina$10,791$19,700
USC Upstate$10,083$17,507
Winthrop University$13,692$21,314
Wofford College$35,515$46,835
Converse College2014 Tuition2014 Tuition, Room and Board
 $16,500$26,000