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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in South Carolina

Each year, approximately 3.2% of South Carolina graduates receive degrees in nursing. Thus, South Carolina's 29 BSN schools put out approximately 3,186 nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a BSN program is Clemson University. Clemson University, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Clemson. 141 students graduated with a degree in BSN from Clemson University in 2010. The tuition rate at Clemson University was $11,908 per year.

Lander University, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a BSN program. It is located in Greenwood. In 2010, Lander University graduated 51 students from its BSN program. The tuition rate at Lander University was $9,154 per year.

The third-ranked school in South Carolina with a BSN program is University of South Carolina-Upstate, which is located in Spartanburg. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. 263 students graduated with degree in BSN from University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2010. Tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate was $9,242 per year.


Bsn 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. The South Carolina BSN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 BSN 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 BSN degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of South Carolina nurses:

  1. Calhoun County - 8,700 nurses
  2. Berkeley County - 8,540 nurses
  3. Greenville County - 6,240 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurses in South Carolina will grow by 25%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 48,020 nurses working in South Carolina.


nurses in South Carolina earn $60,040 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Nurse in South Carolina had varying salaries from $34,530 to $85,270 per year in 2010. The following counties in South Carolina have the highest average salaries for nurses:

  1. Berkeley County - $66,990 per year
  2. Allendale County - $63,260 per year
  3. Beaufort County - $61,070 per year

On average, nurses earn the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Horry County - $52,960 per year
  2. Spartanburg County - $54,840 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $55,430 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in South Carolina were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $60,040 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $60,040 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional South Carolina statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as LPN or RN.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 40,520 $60,040 30.0%

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