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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in South Carolina

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The Best Doctor's Degree Schools in South Carolina ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 9 schools in South Carolina to see which ones offered the best doctor's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in South Carolina

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#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
$14,137 Average Tuition & Fees
$89,299 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found University of South Carolina - Columbia to be the best school for students who want to pursue a doctor’s degree in South Carolina.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UofSC accumulate an average of $89,299 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

UofSC does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In fact, around 74% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#2

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
$17,702 Average Tuition & Fees
$151,127 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Medical University of South Carolina is a great place for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from MUSC accumulate an average of $151,127 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at MUSC, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 21% took at least some of their classes online.

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#3

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
$11,796 Average Tuition & Fees
$46,198 Avg Student Debt

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Clemson University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in South Carolina.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $46,198 in student loans.

Clemson does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 69% took at least some of their classes online.

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#4

Charleston School of Law

Charleston, South Carolina
$42,134 Average Tuition & Fees
$145,445 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Charleston School of Law. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $145,445 in student loans.

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#5

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Spartanburg, South Carolina
$164,391 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 18 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Sherman College of Chiropractic landed the # 5 spot on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $164,391 in student loans.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Sherman College. In fact, around 16% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#6

Presbyterian College

Clinton, South Carolina
$194,812 Avg Student Debt

Presbyterian College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $194,812 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#7

South University, Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
$16,320 Average Tuition & Fees
$67,125 Avg Student Debt

South University, Columbia ranked #7 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $67,125 in loans while pursuing their degree.

South University, Columbia does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2019-2020 year, about 34% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#8

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
$11,178 Average Tuition & Fees

Anderson University South Carolina came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina ranking.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Anderson University South Carolina does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 73% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#8

Erskine College

Due West, South Carolina
$13,650 Average Tuition & Fees

Erskine College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina ranking.

Online graduate courses are available at Erskine, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In fact, around 61% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#10

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina
$10,640 Average Tuition & Fees
$64,489 Avg Student Debt

Columbia International University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $64,489 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since CIU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 93% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#11

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina
$11,460 Average Tuition & Fees
$65,652 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #11, South Carolina State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $65,652 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at South Carolina State University. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 44% took at least some of their classes online.

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#12

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina
$11,560 Average Tuition & Fees

North Greenville University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at North Greenville. In fact, around 60% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#13

Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina
$9,573 Average Tuition & Fees

Bob Jones University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina list.

Online graduate courses are available at Bob Jones University, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 37% took at least some of their classes online.

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#14

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina
$11,388 Average Tuition & Fees

Francis Marion University landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Francis Marion University. During the 2019-2020 year, about 77% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#15

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina
$10,764 Average Tuition & Fees

Coastal Carolina University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina list.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Coastal Carolina University. In 2019-2020 about 57% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#16

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

With a ranking of #16, Charleston Southern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at CSU. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 69% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#16

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina
$13,726 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #16, Southern Wesleyan University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

If you are interested in distance education, SWU is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#16

Converse College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
$9,021 Average Tuition & Fees

Converse College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in South Carolina list.

Converse does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. During the 2019-2020 year, about 61% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 18 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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