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Psychology in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in South Carolina

Around 1.4% of South Carolina's graduates graduate from psychology degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,403 psychology professionals graduate from South Carolina's 29 psychology schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Carolina with a psychology program is Clemson University, which is located in Clemson. In 2010, it was ranked 22nd nationwide. In 2010, Clemson University graduated 177 students from its psychology program. The tuition rate at Clemson University was $11,908 per year.

Furman University, which was ranked 23rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a psychology program. It is located in Greenville. In 2010, 29 students graduated from Furman University psychology program. Tuition at Furman University was $38,088 per year.

Wofford College, which is located in Spartanburg, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Wofford College graduated 14 students from its psychology programs. Tuition at Wofford College was $31,710 per year.


Psychology schools in South Carolina, charge students an average tuition of $16,858 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $38,088 per year, or as little as $8,020 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina psychology 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 lowest tuition rates at South Carolina psychology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of South Carolina-Beaufort - located in Hilton Head Island, students are charged $8,020 per year
  2. University of South Carolina-Aiken - located in Aiken, students are charged $8,424 per year
  3. Francis Marion University - located in Florence, students are charged $8,480 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of South Carolina psychology professionals:

  1. Berkeley County - 180 psychology professionals
  2. Calhoun County - 170 psychology professionals
  3. Greenville County - 150 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the state of South Carolina will grow to 1,720. This would require a 13% growth in the field.


On average, psychology professionals earn a salary of $70,247 per year in South Carolina state. But, salaries for psychology professional can vary. In 2010, psychology professional made as little as less than $18,080 per year or as much as more than $116,380 per year in South Carolina. On average psychology professional earn the most in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Calhoun County - $69,800 per year
  2. Darlington County - $65,790 per year
  3. Greenville County - $61,830 per year

On average, psychology professionals earn the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Chesterfield County - $45,490 per year
  2. Beaufort County - $53,640 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $57,880 per year

The psychology professionals with highest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $81,610 per year
  2. Organizational Psychologist - $66,960 per year
  3. Clinical Psychologist - $62,170 per year

On average, the lowest paid psychology professionals in South Carolina were:

  1. Organizational Psychologist - $66,960 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $62,170 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in South Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in South Carolina
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 920 $62,170 9.5%
Psychologists, All Other 70 $81,610 133.3%
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 30 $66,960

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