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Schools Offering Language Programs in South Carolina

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of South Carolina receive language degrees every year. Thus, South Carolina's 24 language schools put out approximately 353 language professionals each year.

Top Schools

Clemson University, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a language program. It is located in Clemson. 65 students graduated with a degree in language from Clemson University in 2010. The tuition rate at Clemson University was $11,908 per year.

Furman University, which is located in Greenville, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a language program. It received a ranking of 23rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Furman University graduated 31 students from its language program. Furman University charged in-state students $38,088 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in South Carolina with a language program is Wofford College, which is located in Spartanburg. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, 15 students graduated from Wofford College language program. Students at Wofford College paid $31,710 per year in tuition fees.


Language schools in South Carolina, charge students an average tuition of $16,703 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $38,088 per year, or as little as $3,576 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina language schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Furman University - located in Greenville, students are charged $38,088 per year
  2. Wofford College - located in Spartanburg, students are charged $31,710 per year
  3. Presbyterian College - located in Clinton, students are charged $30,180 per year

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

  1. Spartanburg Community College - located in Spartanburg, students are charged $3,576 per year
  2. University of South Carolina-Beaufort - located in Hilton Head Island, students are charged $8,020 per year
  3. Francis Marion University - located in Florence, students are charged $8,480 per year

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

The largest populations of South Carolina language professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Calhoun County - 580 language professionals
  2. Greenville County - 420 language professionals
  3. Berkeley County - 230 language professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of language professionals is expected to grow by 20% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,900 language professionals working in South Carolina then. Of these 1,900 language professionals, the government predicts that 1,520 will be teacher of the speech and hearing handicappeds, 380 will be sign language interpreters, and an unknown number will be english as a second language instructors.


language professionals in South Carolina make an average of $51,887 per year. But, salaries for language professional can vary. In 2010, language professional made as little as less than $24,540 per year or as much as more than $115,730 per year in South Carolina. Language professionals in the following South Carolina counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Darlington County - $71,570 per year
  2. Beaufort County - $63,520 per year
  3. Horry County - $59,410 per year

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

  1. Chesterfield County - $48,220 per year
  2. Spartanburg County - $49,097 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $49,935 per year

On average, the highest paid language professionals in South Carolina were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $59,660 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $59,200 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $36,800 per year

The language professionals with lowest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $59,200 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $36,800 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in South Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Language in South Carolina
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in South Carolina
  • Certificate in Language in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,340 $59,660 17.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,120 $59,200 0.0%
Interpreters and Translators 270 $36,800 0.0%

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