Colleges and Universities in South Carolina

South Carolina Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in South Carolina

Choosing from one of the more than 30 public colleges and universities and 20-plus independent and private colleges and universities in South Carolina for your secondary education is no easy task. But you won't be alone making the choice. Enrollment at colleges and universities in South Carolina increased six percent in fall 2009, a notable amount compared to the national enrollment increase of 1.5 percent. Of course, with all South Carolina has to offer, it's not surprising students would choose to attend a college or university in this East Coast state. After all, South Carolina boasts 187 miles of shoreline, much of it along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the coast, you can explore the historic city of Charleston or retreat to the beach in Myrtle Beach. Move inland, and you'll find 47 state parks, scenic mountains, and more than 300 public and private golf courses.

Making the move from student to employee in South Carolina

Once you have your diploma in hand, you're ready to move onto the next stage of your life: building a career. Major industries in South Carolina include government jobs, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and education and health services. Some of the state's top employers in these areas are Computer Sciences Corporation, Greenville Memorial Health, BMW Manufacturing Company, the University of South Carolina and Bi-Lo LLC. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for South Carolina, a sample of mean annual wages earned in these fields were:

  1. Kindergarten teachers: $49,990
  2. Lawyers: $107,400
  3. Lodging managers: $61,060
  4. Personal financial advisors: $80,350
  5. Physician assistants: $77,250

A healthy state economic outlook coupled with an amazing locale and outstanding leisure pursuits makes South Carolina an ideal choice for college and beyond.

See also: South Carolina Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in South Carolina

Aiken Technical College
Aiken, Graniteville, South Carolina
Allen University
Columbia, South Carolina
Anderson University
Anderson, South Carolina
Benedict College
Columbia, South Carolina
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter, South Carolina
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina
Claflin University
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
Clinton Junior College
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, South Carolina
Coker College
Hartsville, South Carolina
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina
Columbia College
Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia International University
Columbia, South Carolina
Converse College
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Denmark Technical College
Denmark, South Carolina
Erskine College and Seminary
Due West, South Carolina
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Florence, South Carolina
Francis Marion University
Florence, South Carolina
Furman University
Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville Technical College
Greenville, South Carolina
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Conway, South Carolina
Lander University
Greenwood, South Carolina
Limestone College
Gaffney, South Carolina
Midlands Technical College
Columbia, South Carolina
Morris College
Sumter, South Carolina
Newberry College
Newberry, South Carolina
North Greenville University
Tigerville, South Carolina
Northeastern Technical College
Cheraw (formerly Chesterfield-Marlboro), South Carolina
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Piedmont Technical College
Greenwood, South Carolina
Presbyterian College
Clinton, South Carolina
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC
Southern Methodist College
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Beaufort, South Carolina
The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton, South Carolina
Trident Technical College
Charleston, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Voorhees College
Denmark, South Carolina
Williamsburg Technical College
Kingstree, South Carolina
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Wofford College
Spartanburg, South Carolina
York Technical College
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Bob Jones University
Holmes Bible College
Greenville, South Carolina
Johnson and Wales University
Charleston, also campuses in other states
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Columbia, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
Troy University
Shaw AFB
University of South Carolina System
Columbia, South Carolina