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2021 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

2 Colleges
1,641 Bachelor's Degrees
$41,096 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South CarolinaEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in South Carolina. With 1,641 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality engineering programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the engineering program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University has taken the #1 spot in this year's engineering ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public college with a fairly large student population. Clemson did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in South Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. Approximately 4,940 students take at least one class online at Clemson. 3,011 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Carolina - Columbia. UofSC is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia. UofSC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in South Carolina list.

The student loan default rate at UofSC is lower than is typical, just 3.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,099 students take at least one class online at UofSC. About 3,525 of the students at UofSC are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 958
Florida 5,865
Virginia 3,378
Georgia 3,528
North Carolina 2,926
Tennessee 1,750
West Virginia 928
Alabama 2,794
Louisiana 1,842
Kentucky 1,081
Arkansas 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 605
Civil Engineering 315
Biomedical Engineering 236
Industrial Engineering 226
Electrical Engineering 218

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,769
Computer & Information Sciences 1,387
Engineering Technologies 683
Physical Sciences 518
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 462

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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