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

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            Other Colleges & Universities in South Carolina

            Aiken Technical College
            Aiken, Graniteville, South Carolina www.atc.edu
            Allen University
            Columbia, South Carolina www.allenuniversity.edu
            Anderson University
            Anderson, South Carolina www.andersonuniversity.edu
            Benedict College
            Columbia, South Carolina www.benedict.edu
            Central Carolina Technical College
            Sumter, South Carolina www.cctech.edu
            Charleston Southern University
            Charleston, South Carolina www.csuniv.edu
            Claflin University
            Orangeburg, South Carolina www.claflin.edu
            Clemson University
            Clemson, South Carolina www.clemson.edu
            Clinton Junior College
            Rock Hill, South Carolina www.clintonjuniorcollege.edu
            Coastal Carolina University
            Conway, South Carolina www.coastal.edu
            Coker College
            Hartsville, South Carolina www.coker.edu
            College of Charleston
            Charleston, South Carolina www.cofc.edu
            Columbia College
            Columbia, South Carolina www.columbiacollegesc.edu
            Columbia International University
            Columbia, South Carolina www.ciu.edu
            Converse College
            Spartanburg, South Carolina www.converse.edu
            Denmark Technical College
            Denmark, South Carolina www.denmarktech.edu
            Erskine College and Seminary
            Due West, South Carolina www.erskine.edu
            Florence-Darlington Technical College
            Florence, South Carolina www.fdtc.edu
            Francis Marion University
            Florence, South Carolina www.fmarion.edu
            Furman University
            Greenville, South Carolina www.furman.edu
            Greenville Technical College
            Greenville, South Carolina www.greenvilletech.com
            Horry-Georgetown Technical College
            Conway, South Carolina www.hgtc.edu
            Lander University
            Greenwood, South Carolina www.lander.edu
            Limestone College
            Gaffney, South Carolina www.limestone.edu
            Midlands Technical College
            Columbia, South Carolina www.midlandstech.edu
            Morris College
            Sumter, South Carolina www.morris.edu
            Newberry College
            Newberry, South Carolina www.newberry.edu
            North Greenville University
            Tigerville, South Carolina www.ngu.edu
            Northeastern Technical College
            Cheraw (formerly Chesterfield-Marlboro), South Carolina www.netc.edu
            Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
            Orangeburg, South Carolina www.octech.edu
            Piedmont Technical College
            Greenwood, South Carolina www.ptc.edu
            Presbyterian College
            Clinton, South Carolina www.presby.edu
            South Carolina State University
            Orangeburg, SC www.scsu.edu
            Southern Methodist College
            Orangeburg, South Carolina www.smcollege.edu
            Spartanburg Community College
            Spartanburg, South Carolina www.sccsc.edu
            Spartanburg Methodist College
            Spartanburg, South Carolina www.smcsc.edu
            Technical College of the Lowcountry
            Beaufort, South Carolina www.tcl.edu
            The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
            Charleston, SC www.citadel.edu
            Tri-County Technical College
            Pendleton, South Carolina www.tctc.edu
            Trident Technical College
            Charleston, Moncks Corner, South Carolina www.tridenttech.edu
            Voorhees College
            Denmark, South Carolina www.voorhees.edu
            Williamsburg Technical College
            Kingstree, South Carolina www.wiltech.edu
            Winthrop University
            Rock Hill, South Carolina www.winthrop.edu
            Wofford College
            Spartanburg, South Carolina www.wofford.edu
            York Technical College
            Rock Hill, South Carolina www.yorktech.edu
            Bob Jones University
            Greenville www.bju.edu
            Holmes Bible College
            Greenville, South Carolina
            Johnson and Wales University
            Charleston, also campuses in other states www.jwu.edu
            Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
            Columbia, South Carolina www.ltss.edu
            Medical University of South Carolina
            Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
            Troy University
            Shaw AFB
            University of South Carolina System
            Columbia, South Carolina