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Public Health Schools in South Carolina

704 students earned Public Health degrees in South Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 4th most popular major in the state out of a total 24 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in South Carolina

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 595
Master’s Degree 65
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 25
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 18
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.4%
  • Black or African American: 19.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.8%
  • White: 62.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.8%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
Public Health Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in South Carolina

12,460 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Public Health Jobs in South Carolina

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $62,060, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in South Carolina that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

In their early career, UofSC grads earn an average salary of $38,000. This public school has an average net price of $19,219. The full-time teacher rate is 72%.

#2

College of Charleston

Charleston
137 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,783 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,783. It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
10,641 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.30%. It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. In their early career, Clemson grads earn an average salary of $43,600. 93% of students get financical aid.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
983 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $22,629. Graduates earn an average $26,900 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 78% get financial aid.

#6

Benedict College

Columbia
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
2,165 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $24,725.

#7

Furman University

Greenville
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
2,947 Total Students

80% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 2.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,414 Total Students

The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at CSU. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Graduates earn an average $30,100 after graduation.

#9

Columbia College

Columbia
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,276 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 6.60% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

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

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The 5.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Public Health Careers in SC

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Epidemiologists 100% $0
Health Specialties Professors 28% $57,530
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $86,920
Community Health Workers 17% $38,140
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 17% $0
Physicists 10% $104,700
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 10% $59,600
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 9% $51,930

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Nursing 3,394
Allied Health Services 1,028
Allied Health Professions 895
Health/Medical Admin Services 535
Health/Medical Prep Programs 518
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 439
Medicine 348
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 345

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