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So you're from Anderson, SC?

Fortunately for you, Anderson, SC offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Anderson College and University Demographics

There are 37 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as music teacher education, criminal justice/law enforcement administration and business/commerce, general offered at Anderson's 2 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

Anderson's top-ranked school is Forrest Junior College. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 67th. Approximately 94 students are currently enrolled at Forrest Junior College. Approximately 62% of students studying at Forrest Junior College choose to study Allied Health, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Anderson schools charge an average tuition of $14,685 per year. The Anderson school charging the highest tuition rates is Anderson University, which charges students $19,950 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Anderson is at Forrest Junior College, which charges students $9,420 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

Anderson college students received $0 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $0 of the total. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Anderson was Forrest Junior College, which gave students $0 in institutional financial aid.

Anderson Student Demographics

Anderson schools had an enrollment of 2,373 students in 2010. This is 1% of the total number of South Carolina college students. With 2,279 students, Anderson University had the highest total student enrollment in Anderson. On the other hand, with only 94 students, Forrest Junior College had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 80% of students who enroll as first year students at Anderson schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Anderson schools is approximately 69%. Forrest Junior College has the highest graduation rate in Anderson, with 83% of students graduating. Anderson University has the lowest rate, with 54% graduating.

Diversity

Anderson schools have a student population that is approximately 68% female. 20% of Anderson college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 19 in 100 college students in Anderson identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. Forrest Junior College had the highest percentage of diverse students in Anderson, with 44% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Anderson Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Anderson colleges and universities employed a total of 488 faculty. Of these faculty members, 41% were female and 18% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

In 2009, Anderson colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 5 students. Allen University had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Anderson.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 1,990 $23,080 $25,000 -17.4%
2
Office Clerks, General 1,140 $23,940 $28,240 -3.4%
3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 910 $29,540 $32,000 -9.9%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 750 $20,580 $25,140 1.4%
5
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 730 $34,510 $39,890 28.1%
6
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 680 $44,860 $54,330 13.3%
7
General and Operations Managers 620 $95,120 $113,100 -27.1%
8
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 610 $30,940 $35,340 10.9%
9
Cooks, Fast Food 540 $17,790 $18,540 -1.8%
10
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 530 $46,700 $54,880 140.9%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $41,670 $50,770 -1.9%
12
Cooks, Restaurant 420 $21,090 $23,260 10.5%
13
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 400 $27,810 $33,300
14
Industrial Engineering Technicians 390 $57,040 $50,540 680.0%
15
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 370 $29,120 $26,360 -73.0%
16
Home Health Aides 350 $19,330 $21,760 -10.3%
17
Billing and Posting Clerks 340 $28,440 $33,270 -20.9%
18
Construction Laborers 340 $26,630 $33,590 -10.5%
19
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $35,050 $38,200 6.7%
20
Medical Assistants 300 $28,900 $29,760
21
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 290 $36,530 $41,360
22
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $38,800 $55,620 20.8%
23
Pharmacy Technicians 270 $29,320 $29,330 125.0%
24
Medical Secretaries 240 $28,380 $31,820
25
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $19,800 $24,180 27.8%
26
Accountants and Auditors 220 n/a $68,960 15.8%
27
Electricians 220 $34,270 $51,810 -15.4%
28
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $48,230 $62,260 -24.1%
29
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 180 $40,750 $45,860 -43.8%
30
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $33,020 $42,250
31
Dental Assistants 150 $33,680 $34,140 -11.8%
32
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $32,420 $43,850 -34.8%
33
Carpenters 150 $37,110 $43,890 -54.5%
34
Chief Executives 140 $159,190 $173,350 -17.6%
35
Medical and Health Services Managers 130 n/a $93,670
36
Security Guards 130 $25,380 $26,870 0.0%
37
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 130 $54,180 $55,970 18.2%
38
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $47,070 $51,550 -7.7%
39
Industrial Production Managers 120 $78,550 $95,660 9.1%
40
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 $81,680 $89,990 -21.4%
41
Dental Hygienists 110 $54,110 $68,680
42
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $35,960 $44,860
43
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 $199,700 $180,870
44
Loan Officers 100 $48,170 $65,900
45
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $35,720 $50,360
46
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $56,970 $60,160 12.5%
47
Financial Managers 90 $102,210 $116,970 -18.2%
48
Sales Managers 90 $116,400 $114,110 12.5%
49
Food Service Managers 80 $45,830 $52,220 -20.0%
50
Physical Therapists 80 $76,160 $77,990