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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in South Carolina

1,665 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,583 Avg Salary
$25,836 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in South CarolinaIn 2018-2019, education students earned 1,665 bachelor's degrees from a South Carolina school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Education Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in South Carolina ranking analyzed 16 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Education Majors After Graduation

After graduating, education majors that go to school in South Carolina go on to jobs making an average of $30,583 per year. That's not so great, since it is 23% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in education is $34,031. That's about 10% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in South Carolina.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in South Carolina  30,583
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Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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61,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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61,200

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in South Carolina

The following colleges produce the highest paid education graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in South Carolina

#1

Furman University

Greenville, SC

Our rankings recognize Furman University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Greenville, Furman is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Carolina - Aiken. Located in the suburb of Aiken, USCA is a public school with a small student population.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Citadel Military College of South Carolina. The Citadel is a small public school located in the midsize city of Charleston.

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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

Our rankings recognize College of Charleston as the #2 school in this year's rankings. C of C is a fairly large public school located in the city of Charleston.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Coastal Carolina University. Located in the city of Conway, Coastal Carolina University is a public school with a large student population.

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#4

Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

Presbyterian College landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the distant town of Clinton, PC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of South Carolina - Beaufort comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. USCB is a small public school located in the town of Bluffton.

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Our rankings recognize University of South Carolina - Columbia as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Carolina is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia.

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#7

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

North Greenville University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. North Greenville is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Tigerville.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 1,213
Florida 34 4,383
Virginia 34 1,712
Georgia 33 2,694
North Carolina 32 2,584
Tennessee 32 1,699
West Virginia 32 586
Alabama 32 2,026
Louisiana 31 1,415
Kentucky 31 1,884
Arkansas 30 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,137
Teacher Education Subject Specific 344
Special Education 145
General Education 39

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 1,701
Psychology 1,543
Communication & Journalism 1,254
History 449
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 154

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Notes and References

  • 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 Horadrim.

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