Chemistry in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in South Carolina


Each year, approximately 0.3% of South Carolina graduates receive degrees in chemistry. In other words, every year an estimated 310 chemists graduate from South Carolina's 27 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

Clemson University, which is located in Clemson, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 22nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Clemson University graduated 48 students from its chemistry program. Students at Clemson University paid $11,908 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a chemistry program is Furman University, which is located in Greenville. In 2010, it was ranked 23rd nationwide. In 2010, Furman University graduated 28 students from its chemistry program. Students at Furman University paid $38,088 per year in tuition fees.

Wofford College, which is located in Spartanburg, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a chemistry program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Wofford College chemistry program. Wofford College charged in-state students $31,710 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at South Carolina's chemistry schools ranges from $38,088 per year to $3,728 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,415 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina chemistry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Furman University - located in Greenville, students are charged $38,088 per year
  2. Wofford College - located in Spartanburg, students are charged $31,710 per year
  3. Presbyterian College - located in Clinton, students are charged $30,180 per year

The chemistry schools in South Carolina that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Midlands Technical College - located in West Columbia, students are charged $3,728 per year
  2. University of South Carolina-Aiken - located in Aiken, students are charged $8,424 per year
  3. Francis Marion University - located in Florence, students are charged $8,480 per year

A chemistry degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in South Carolina go on to work as a chemist. In 2010, there were 820 chemists working in South Carolina. The largest populations of South Carolina chemists are working in the following counties:

  1. Greenville County - 200 chemists
  2. Berkeley County - 140 chemists
  3. Calhoun County - 110 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chemists in South Carolina will grow by 4%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 880 chemists working in South Carolina.

Salary

A chemist in South Carolina earns $64,710 per year on average. In 2010, however, some South Carolina chemists earned as little as less than $33,910 per year or as much as more than $105,040 per year. On average a chemist earns the most in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Spartanburg County - $72,230 per year
  2. Berkeley County - $71,370 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $63,330 per year

The following counties in South Carolina have the lowest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Calhoun County - $56,020 per year
  2. Greenville County - $60,390 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $63,330 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in chemistry in South Carolina and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physics or chemistry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in South Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in South Carolina
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in South Carolina
  • Certificate in Chemistry in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,970 $44,570 16.6%
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Chemical Technicians 1,280 $39,130 -15.2%
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Chemists 820 $64,710 -26.8%
 

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