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Nursing Schools in South Carolina

3,394 students earned Nursing degrees in South Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 24 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in South Carolina

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,510
Associate’s Degree 1,304
Master’s Degree 443
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 73
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 73
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 73
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 40
Post-Master’s Certificate 24
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 24

Gender Distribution

In South Carolina, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in South Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 17.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 71.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 4.4%
Nursing Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in South Carolina

53,590 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Nursing Jobs in South Carolina

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $89,150, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 36 colleges in South Carolina that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

486 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
34,795 Total Students

72% of the teachers are full time. 91% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,219.

330 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
6,175 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,506. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. 51% of the teachers are full time.

324 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,944 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The student loan default rate is 0.60% which is lower than average. In their early career, MUSC grads earn an average salary of $68,400.

218 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
24,951 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Clemson. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,252. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $43,600 a year.

215 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,148 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. 91% of students get financical aid.

191 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,864 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. 41% of the teachers are full time.

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,788 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,206. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 91% of students get financical aid.

#8

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia
167 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,892 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 36%. Graduates earn an average $25,300 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,005.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
3,429 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.14 years to graduate. An average student at Anderson University South Carolina will pay a net price of $21,562.

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
3,940 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.40%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,300 a year.

Nursing Careers in SC

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 39% $96,080
Nurse Midwives 33% $85,050
Nursing Instructors and Professors 27% $66,580
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $86,920
Registered Nurses 19% $62,910
Nurse Anesthetists 15% $164,190

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Allied Health Services 1,028
Allied Health Professions 895
Public Health 704
Health/Medical Admin Services 535
Health/Medical Prep Programs 518
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 439
Medicine 348
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 345

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