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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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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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