Engineering Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has 17 accredited engineering schools where engineering faculty who teach engineering classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of engineering and engineering training in South Carolina, which includes engineering training at the following levels:

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


  1. Anderson University in Anderson, SC

    316 Boulevard, Anderson, South Carolina 29621-4035

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  2. Technical College of the Lowcountry

    921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288

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  3. Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086

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  4. Bob Jones University

    1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001

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  5. Citadel Military College of South Carolina

    171 Moultrie St, Charleston, South Carolina 29409

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  6. Claflin University

    400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115-4498

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  7. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Francis Marion University

    4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506

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  9. Furman University

    3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29613-6162

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  10. Midlands Technical College

    1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170-2176

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  11. Piedmont Technical College

    620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

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  12. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. South Carolina State University

    300 College St NE, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
  14. University of South Carolina-Upstate

    800 University Way, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-4999

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  15. Spartanburg Community College

    800 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

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  16. Tri-County Technical College

    7900 U.S. Hwy 76, Pendleton, South Carolina 29670

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  17. York Technical College

    452 S Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

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Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Engineering Employment

South Carolina 21,260
National 1,704,460

Approximately 2% of the country's engineering professionals work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In South Carolina

21,580 21,270 21,290 21,550 19,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of engineering is shrinking. 1,720 less engineering professionals were working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of engineering has shrunk by 8% in South Carolina. This decline is slower than the national trend for engineering professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of engineering professionals working around the nation.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$61,859 $62,523 $64,405 $66,820 $67,269
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to engineering professionals are growing in South Carolina. In 2006 engineering professionals made a mean salary of $61,859 per year, and in 2010 they made $67,269 per year.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in South Carolina

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, engineering professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of South Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of engineering. The pay differential between the highest paid engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 158%

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

In South Carolina, engineering professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited engineering schools in South Carolina is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,423 engineering graduates from engineering courses in South Carolina and in 2010 there were 1,014 graduates.

Thus there was a 29% percent decrease in the number of engineering school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina. Most of these graduates, or 38%, earned an bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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