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2021 Best Physical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

3 Colleges
430 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,867 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Physical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South CarolinaWith 430 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, physical sciences is the #16 most popular major in South Carolina. This means that of the 32,633 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.3% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Physical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in physical sciences. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great physical sciences programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the physical sciences program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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The physical sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

Check out the physical sciences programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University tops the 2021 list of our schools in South Carolina that are best for non-traditional physical sciences students. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Clemson has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in South Carolina ranking.

About 2.9% of Clemson students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,940 students take at least one class online at Clemson. About 3,011 of the students at Clemson are attending part time. Clemson does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of South Carolina - Columbia as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Columbia, UofSC is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UofSC, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in South Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.3%. There are approximately 8,099 students at UofSC that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,525 part time students in attendance at UofSC. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

College of Charleston comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Charleston, C of C is a public school with a fairly large student population. C of C also made our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in South Carolina list, coming in at #3.

About 5.1% of C of C students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,821 students take at least one class online at C of C. There are roughly 1,425 part time students in attendance at C of C. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Physical Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 284
Florida 1,032
Virginia 1,070
Georgia 902
North Carolina 1,179
Tennessee 534
West Virginia 224
Alabama 479
Louisiana 361
Kentucky 420
Arkansas 365

Physical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Chemistry 296
Physics 106
Geological & Earth Sciences 104
Astronomy & Astrophysics 4
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 4

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Majors Similar to Physical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,769
Engineering 2,178
Computer & Information Sciences 1,387
Engineering Technologies 683
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 462

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to NASA.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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