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Public Health Schools in South Carolina

In 2018-2019, 704 students earned their Public Health degrees in SC.

A Public Health major is the 17th most popular major in this state.

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

In this state, there are 12,460 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Public Health Jobs in South Carolina

Public Health grads earn an average of $62,060 in the state and $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
35,364 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $38,000 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years.

#2

College of Charleston

Charleston
137 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,545 Total Students

The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at C of C. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 5.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
10,484 Total Students

The 8.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
25,822 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $43,600 after graduation. A typical student attending Clemson will pay a net price of $18,252. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

In their early career, South University, Columbia grads earn an average salary of $26,900. The full-time teacher rate is 26%. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,629.

#6

Benedict College

Columbia
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
2,040 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,725. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

#7

Furman University

Greenville
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
2,828 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 80%.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,477 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years. In their early career, CSU grads earn an average salary of $30,100. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#9

Columbia College

Columbia
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,243 Total Students

42% of the teachers are full time. This private school has an average net price of $16,034. The student loan default rate of 6.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
3,543 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private school has an average net price of $21,562. Most students complete their degree in 4.14 years.

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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