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2021 Best General Education Schools in South Carolina

8 Colleges
$39,550 Avg Salary
$26,917 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

In 2018-2019, 238 degrees and certificates were awarded to general education students who went to a South Carolina college or university. This makes it the #61 most popular major in the state.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best General Education Schools in South Carolina ranking. This report analyzed 8 schools in South Carolina to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in South Carolina

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top South Carolina Schools in Education

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Our analysis found Clemson University to be the best school for general education students who want to pursue a degree in South Carolina. Clemson is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson.

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#2

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend North Greenville University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best General Education Schools in South Carolina list. Located in the rural area of Tigerville, North Greenville is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Carolina - Columbia. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best General Education Schools in South Carolina list. Located in the city of Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC

Out of the 8 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Bob Jones University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Bob Jones University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Greenville.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Coastal Carolina University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in South Carolina list. Coastal Carolina University is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Conway.

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#6

Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

Converse College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the small city of Spartanburg, Converse is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Anderson University South Carolina did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Anderson, Anderson University South Carolina is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Education majors at Anderson University South Carolina take out an average of $20,886 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $243.

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#8

Columbia College

Columbia, SC

Columbia College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Columbia College South Carolina is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Columbia.

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Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 116
Florida 683
Virginia 999
North Carolina 241
Tennessee 745
Kentucky 135
Louisiana 136
Alabama 83
Arkansas 124
Mississippi 265
West Virginia 394

One of 14 majors within the area of study, general education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KOKUYO.

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