Computer Science in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in South Carolina


Each year, approximately 0.1% of South Carolina graduates receive degrees in computer science. In other words, every year an estimated 54 computer science professionals graduate from South Carolina's 13 computer science schools.

Top Schools

Furman University, which is located in Greenville, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 23rd in the country in 2010. 7 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Furman University in 2010. Tuition at Furman University was $38,088 per year.

Wofford College, which is located in Spartanburg, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. 3 students graduated with degree in computer science from Wofford College in 2010. Wofford College charged in-state students $31,710 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a computer science program is College of Charleston. College of Charleston, which was ranked 29th in the country in 2010, is located in Charleston. In 2010, 9 students graduated from College of Charleston computer science program. College of Charleston charged in-state students $10,314 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of South Carolina's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $19,947 per year, though tuition can range from $38,088 per year to $8,020 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 following South Carolina computer science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of South Carolina-Beaufort - located in Hilton Head Island, students are charged $8,020 per year
  2. Citadel Military College of South Carolina - located in Charleston, students are charged $9,871 per year
  3. College of Charleston - located in Charleston, students are charged $10,314 per year

A computer science degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

The largest populations of South Carolina computer science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Calhoun County - 1,290 computer science professionals
  2. Berkeley County - 620 computer science professionals
  3. Greenville County - 610 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 4,410 computer science professionals will be working in South Carolina. This would require the number of computer science professional to shrink by -1%.

Salary

computer science professionals in South Carolina make an average of $66,980 per year. But, salaries for computer science professional can vary. In 2010, computer science professional made as little as less than $19,840 per year or as much as more than $160,110 per year in South Carolina. The counties in South Carolina with the highest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Abbeville County - $93,180 per year
  2. Horry County - $88,140 per year
  3. Beaufort County - $72,380 per year

Computer science professionals in the following counties in South Carolina make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Darlington County - $61,595 per year
  2. Spartanburg County - $66,170 per year
  3. Anderson County - $66,320 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in South Carolina were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $99,450 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $67,150 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $34,340 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in South Carolina were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $67,150 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $34,340 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Carolina statistics regarding a career in computer science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in South Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,340 $99,450 -0.4%
2
Computer Operators 880 $34,340 -26.7%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 430 $67,150 -52.2%
 

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