Forensic Nursing in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in South Carolina

Each year, approximately 3.2% of South Carolina graduates receive degrees in forensic nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 3,186 forensic nurses graduate from South Carolina's 29 forensic nursing schools.

Top Schools

Clemson University, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Clemson. In 2010, Clemson University graduated 141 students from its forensic nursing program. Tuition at Clemson University was $11,908 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a forensic nursing program is Lander University, which is located in Greenwood. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. In 2010, Lander University graduated 51 students from its forensic nursing program. Students at Lander University paid $9,154 per year in tuition fees.

University of South Carolina-Upstate, which is located in Spartanburg, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. 263 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2010. The tuition rate at University of South Carolina-Upstate was $9,242 per year.


Forensic nursing schools in South Carolina, charge students an average tuition of $7,201 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $22,518 per year, or as little as $3,342 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina forensic nursing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Newberry College - located in Newberry, students are charged $22,518 per year
  2. Charleston Southern University - located in Charleston, students are charged $19,854 per year
  3. South University-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $15,285 per year

The following South Carolina forensic nursing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Northeastern Technical College - located in Cheraw, students are charged $3,342 per year
  2. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College - located in Orangeburg, students are charged $3,349 per year
  3. Tri-County Technical College - located in Pendleton, students are charged $3,365 per year

A forensic nursing degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

Most people who graduate from forensic nursing school in South Carolina go on to work as a forensic nurse. South Carolina had 370 forensic nurses in 2010. The largest populations of South Carolina forensic nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Berkeley County - 160 forensic nurses
  2. Calhoun County - 60 forensic nurses
  3. Greenville County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in South Carolina will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 330 forensic nurses working in South Carolina.


A forensic nurse in South Carolina earns $121,120 per year on average. However, South Carolina forensic nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $45,260 per year to more than $80,280 per year in 2010. A forensic nurse in the following South Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Greenville County - $121,980 per year
  2. Calhoun County - $61,150 per year

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

  1. Calhoun County - $61,150 per year
  2. Greenville County - $121,980 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Forensic Nursing in South Carolina
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in South Carolina
  • Certificate in Forensic Nursing in South Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,711 miles from location University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia SC 40.9203 40% 28,482
5,818 miles from location Clemson University Clemson SC 78.2973 36% 19,111
5,792 miles from location Greenville Technical College Greenville SC 10.0617 n/a 15,089
5,647 miles from location Trident Technical College Charleston SC 9.83283 n/a 14,834
5,716 miles from location Midlands Technical College West Columbia SC 8.54988 n/a 11,890
5,594 miles from location Coastal Carolina University Conway SC 26.2817 32% 8,360
5,603 miles from location Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway SC 10.297 n/a 7,252
5,813 miles from location Tri-County Technical College Pendleton SC 8.36484 n/a 6,758
5,715 miles from location York Technical College Rock Hill SC 9.58954 n/a 6,034
5,770 miles from location Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg SC 9.83487 n/a 5,713
5,774 miles from location Piedmont Technical College Greenwood SC 10.844 n/a 5,566
5,770 miles from location University of South Carolina-Upstate Spartanburg SC 53.5181 40% 5,403
5,644 miles from location Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence SC 8.88427 n/a 5,242
5,698 miles from location South Carolina State University Orangeburg SC 22.5112 30% 4,538
5,673 miles from location Central Carolina Technical College Sumter SC 8.81998 n/a 4,137
5,635 miles from location Francis Marion University Florence SC 53.2837 41% 3,957
5,792 miles from location Bob Jones University Greenville SC 26.8746 n/a 3,956
5,751 miles from location University of South Carolina-Aiken Aiken SC 23.7487 58% 3,269
5,755 miles from location Aiken Technical College Graniteville SC 8.50122 n/a 3,268
5,697 miles from location Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg SC 8.47288 n/a 3,219
5,650 miles from location Charleston Southern University Charleston SC 19.3559 30% 3,219
5,777 miles from location Lander University Greenwood SC 55.2464 56% 2,838
5,682 miles from location Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort SC 7.69436 n/a 2,565
5,641 miles from location Medical University of South Carolina Charleston SC 1.9235 n/a 2,513
5,698 miles from location University of South Carolina-Beaufort Hilton Head Island SC 16.6461 50% 1,684
5,702 miles from location University of South Carolina-Lancaster Lancaster SC 17.4631 76% 1,593
5,708 miles from location South University-Columbia Columbia SC 18.0098 90% 1,273
5,747 miles from location Newberry College Newberry SC 51.6651 33% 1,103
5,655 miles from location Northeastern Technical College Cheraw SC 10.7211 n/a 1,030

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in South Carolina

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers + 4,550 $81,560 40.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 370 $121,120 -56.0%
Forensic Science Technicians + 130 $41,700 62.5%

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