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Homeland Security in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Homeland Security Programs in South Carolina

Each year, in the range of 0.0% of South Carolina graduates, graduate from Homeland Security degree programs.

The only accredited Homeland Security school in South Carolina is University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus was ranked 98th nationwide. Approximately 0 students graduated from Homeland Security programs at University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus, in 2010.


University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus charged in-state students taking Homeland Security courses, $10,200 in tuition fees per year.

A Homeland Security degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

Transportation security officer, fbi special agent, security officer, and geospatial intelligence analyst are the professions of choice for a majority of Homeland Security graduates in South Carolina. If you decide to work as a homeland security professional in South Carolina, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 15,910 South Carolina homeland security professional as of 2010. This number includes 790 transportation security officers, 1,030 fbi special agents and 13,970 security officers. The following counties have the largest number of South Carolina homeland security professionals:

  1. Calhoun County - 4,650 homeland security professionals
  2. Berkeley County - 2,220 homeland security professionals
  3. Greenville County - 2,140 homeland security professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of homeland security professionals in the state of South Carolina will grow to 16,240. This would require a 8% growth in the field.


On average, homeland security professionals earn a salary of $52,368 per year in South Carolina state. But, salaries for homeland security professional can vary. In 2010, homeland security professional made as little as less than $15,410 per year or as much as more than $122,730 per year in South Carolina. On average homeland security professional earn the most in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Greenville County - $46,225 per year
  2. Berkeley County - $45,703 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $38,150 per year

The South Carolina counties with the lowest average salary for homeland security professionals are:

  1. Sumter County - $19,460 per year
  2. Anderson County - $25,380 per year
  3. Spartanburg County - $26,020 per year

The homeland security professionals with highest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Geospatial Intelligence Analyst - $97,190 per year
  2. Fbi Special Agent - $56,750 per year
  3. Transportation Security Officer - $28,790 per year

The homeland security professionals with lowest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Transportation Security Officer - $28,790 per year
  2. Security Officer - $26,740 per year

More Information

For more South Carolina data regarding a career in homeland security in South Carolina and to compare salaries with various related fields such as crime scene investigation or private investigating, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Security Guards 13,970 $26,740 7.9%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,030 $56,750 -12.7%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 790 $28,790 -30.7%
Physical Scientists, All Other 120 $97,190 50.0%

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