Liberal Arts Schools In South Carolina

In South Carolina, there are 48 accredited schools where liberal arts classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Aiken Technical College

    2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville, South Carolina 29829

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  2. Allen University

    1530 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204

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  3. Anderson University in Anderson, SC

    316 Boulevard, Anderson, South Carolina 29621-4035

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  4. Charleston Southern University

    9200 University Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina 29410-8087

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  5. Technical College of the Lowcountry

    921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288

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  6. Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086

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  7. Bob Jones University

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

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  8. Southern Wesleyan University

    907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, South Carolina 29630-1020

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  9. College of Charleston

    66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001

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  10. Northeastern Technical College

    1201 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, South Carolina 29520

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  11. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

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  12. Clinton Junior College

    1029 Crawford Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

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  13. Columbia International University

    7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29203-1513

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  14. Columbia College in Columbia on Columbia College Dr

    1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

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  15. Denmark Technical College

    1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd, Denmark, South Carolina 29042

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  16. Erskine College and Seminary

    2 Washington St, Due West, South Carolina 29639

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  17. Florence-Darlington Technical College

    2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501

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  18. Francis Marion University

    4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506

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  19. Furman University

    3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29613-6162

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  20. Greenville Technical College

    620 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418

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  21. Horry-Georgetown Technical College

    2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526

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  22. Lander University

    320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099

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  23. Limestone College

    1115 College Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina 29340-3799

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  24. Midlands Technical College

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

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  25. Morris College

    100 West College Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-3599

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  26. North Greenville University

    7801 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville, South Carolina 29688-1892

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  27. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

    3250 Saint Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118-8299

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  28. Piedmont Technical College

    620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

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  29. Presbyterian College

    503 South Broad Street, Clinton, South Carolina 29325

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  30. University of South Carolina-Aiken

    471 University Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29801

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  31. University of South Carolina-Beaufort

    1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, South Carolina 29909

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  32. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

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  33. University of South Carolina-Lancaster

    476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

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  34. University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie


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  35. University of South Carolina-Sumter


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  36. University of South Carolina-Union


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  37. Coastal Carolina University

    108 James P. Blanton Circle, Conway, South Carolina 29526

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  38. University of South Carolina-Upstate

    800 University Way, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-4999

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  39. Spartanburg Methodist College

    1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301-5899

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  40. Spartanburg Community College

    800 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

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  41. Central Carolina Technical College

    506 N Guignard Dr, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-2499

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  42. Tri-County Technical College

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

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  43. Trident Technical College

    7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

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  44. Williamsburg Technical College

    601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Kingstree, South Carolina 29556-4197

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  45. Winthrop University

    119 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

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  46. Wofford College

    429 N Church St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-3663

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  47. York Technical College

    452 S Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

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  48. Strayer University-South Carolina

    555 N Pleasantburg Dr Ste 300, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

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Statistics

Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

South Carolina 1,120
National 69,880

Of all of the liberal arts professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of South Carolina.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In South Carolina

1,210 1,230 1,180 1,200 1,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In South Carolina, liberal arts is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 90 less liberal arts professionals working in South Carolina than there were in 2006. This represents a 7% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$51,330 $56,120 $57,400 $59,310 $59,200
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, as the number of liberal arts professionals is declining, the salaries earned by liberal arts professionals are increasing. In 2006 liberal arts professionals made a mean salary of $51,330 per year, and in 2010 they made $59,200 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in South Carolina

10th percentile
$39,960
25th percentile
$47,550
50th percentile
$56,970
75th percentile
$69,170
90th percentile
$83,690

Thus, there was a 13% growth in liberal arts professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of South Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of liberal arts. The pay differential between the highest paid liberal arts professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 109%

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in South Carolina

English
$51,110
History
$28,530
Liberal Arts
$59,200
Math
$69,217
Music
$23,950

Liberal arts professionals in South Carolina earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina

associate
27
bachelor
32
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
12
Total74

As the number of liberal arts professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 48 accredited liberal arts schools in South Carolina state is increasing. In 2006 there were 2,474 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in South Carolina and in 2010 there were 2,591 graduates.

Thus there was a 5% percent increase in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina. 43% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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