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Journalism in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in South Carolina

Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Carolina students graduate with degrees in journalism. Thus, South Carolina's 6 journalism schools put out approximately 113 journalists each year.

Top Schools

North Greenville University, which is located in Tigerville, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 37th in the country in 2010. 11 students graduated with a degree in journalism from North Greenville University in 2010. North Greenville University charged in-state students $12,820 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a journalism program is Columbia College, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 48th nationwide. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Columbia College journalism program. Students at Columbia College paid $24,060 per year in tuition fees.

University of South Carolina-Columbia, which is located in Columbia, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 59th in the country in 2010. 83 students graduated with degree in journalism from University of South Carolina-Columbia in 2010. University of South Carolina-Columbia charged in-state students $9,786 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a South Carolina journalism school, average tuition will be $14,309 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $9,786 per year to $24,060 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina journalism schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia College - located in Columbia, students are charged $24,060 per year
  2. Benedict College - located in Columbia, students are charged $16,370 per year
  3. North Greenville University - located in Tigerville, students are charged $12,820 per year

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

  1. University of South Carolina-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $9,786 per year
  2. Morris College - located in Sumter, students are charged $10,290 per year
  3. Bob Jones University - located in Greenville, students are charged $12,530 per year

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

A large number of South Carolina journalism graduates become journalists. South Carolina had 450 journalists in 2010. The largest populations of South Carolina journalists are working in the following counties:

  1. Calhoun County - 110 journalists
  2. Greenville County - 90 journalists
  3. Berkeley County - 90 journalists


On average, journalists earn $32,840 per year. However, this number is only an average. journalists in South Carolina had varying salaries from $20,440 to $61,060 per year in 2010. On average a journalist earns the most in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Spartanburg County - $39,810 per year
  2. Berkeley County - $36,090 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $34,570 per year

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

  1. Greenville County - $29,930 per year
  2. Calhoun County - $34,570 per year
  3. Berkeley County - $36,090 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in South Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 660 $27,650 0.0%
Reporters and Correspondents 450 $32,840 2.3%
Broadcast News Analysts 50 $55,690 -77.3%

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