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Chemistry Schools in South Carolina

296 students earned Chemistry degrees in South Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Chemistry is the 51st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in South Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 246
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 44
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 44
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 44
Master’s Degree 6

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.0%
  • Black or African American: 9.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.4%
  • White: 67.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.1%
  • Other Races: 6.1%
Chemistry Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in South Carolina

There are 18,080 people in the state and 1,333,980 people in the nation working in chemistry jobs.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in South Carolina

Chemistry grads earn an average of $72,970 in the state and $83,850 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 26 colleges in South Carolina that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. A typical student attending UofSC will pay a net price of $19,219. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

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

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 92%.

#3

College of Charleston

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

The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,000 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,783.

#4

Winthrop University

Rock Hill
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
5,813 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

#5

Furman University

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

The full-time teacher rate is 80%. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%.

#6

Wofford College

Spartanburg
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
1,666 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 83% are considered full time. 97% of students get financical aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,374.

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,528.

#8

Lander University

Greenwood
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
3,044 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,083. 99% of students get financical aid.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,551 Total Students

In their early career, SWU grads earn an average salary of $33,900. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.70%.

#9

Newberry College

Newberry
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,208 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. An average student at Newberry College will pay a net price of $21,571. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,600 a year.

Chemistry Careers in SC

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $41,810
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 17% $0
Natural Sciences Managers 16% $81,730
Chemistry Professors 10% $63,580
High School Teachers 9% $53,320
Physics Postsecondary Professors 8% $75,290
Chemists 7% $63,530
Environmental Science Professors 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Physics 106
Geological & Earth Sciences 104
Astronomy & Astrophysics 4
Atmospheric Sciences 4
Other Physical Science 4

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