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Gerontology in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Gerontology Programs in South Carolina

Each year, roughly 0.0% of South Carolina students graduate with degrees in gerontology. Thus, South Carolina's 7 gerontology schools put out approximately 28 gerontologists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Carolina with a gerontology program is Winthrop University, which is located in Rock Hill. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. no students graduated with a degree in gerontology from Winthrop University in 2010. Winthrop University charged in-state students $12,176 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a gerontology program is University of South Carolina-Columbia, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 59th nationwide. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated 1 students from its gerontology program. University of South Carolina-Columbia charged in-state students $9,786 in tuition fees per year.

Coastal Carolina University, which was ranked 59th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a gerontology program. It is located in Conway. Coastal Carolina University charged in-state students $9,390 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a South Carolina gerontology school, average tuition will be $6,387 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,594 per year to $12,176 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina gerontology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Winthrop University - located in Rock Hill, students are charged $12,176 per year
  2. University of South Carolina-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $9,786 per year
  3. Coastal Carolina University - located in Conway, students are charged $9,390 per year

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

  1. Denmark Technical College - located in Denmark, students are charged $2,594 per year
  2. Florence-Darlington Technical College - located in Florence, students are charged $3,422 per year
  3. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

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

A large number of South Carolina gerontology graduates become gerontologists. If you decide to work as a gerontologist in South Carolina, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 160 South Carolina gerontologists as of 2010. The largest populations of South Carolina gerontologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Berkeley County - 30 gerontologists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of gerontologists is expected to grow by 50% by 2018. There are projected to be 180 gerontologists working in the South Carolina then.


On average, a gerontologist earns a salary of $56,870 per year in South Carolina state. In 2010, however, some South Carolina gerontologists earned as little as less than $33,760 per year or as much as more than $114,640 per year. A gerontologist in the following South Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Berkeley County - $58,850 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Carolina statistics regarding a career in gerontology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse practitioning or gerontology.

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  • Certificate in Gerontology 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%
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,550 $81,560 40.0%
Social and Human Service Assistants 3,290 $27,930 -2.7%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 370 $121,120 -56.0%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 160 $56,870 -38.5%

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