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 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