Political Science Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has 24 accredited political science schools where political science faculty who teach political science classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses political science training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. Charleston Southern University

    9200 University Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina 29410-8087

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  2. Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086

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  3. Bob Jones University

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

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  4. College of Charleston

    66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001

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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

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  8. Coker College

    300 E College Ave, Hartsville, South Carolina 29550

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  9. Columbia College in Columbia on Columbia College Dr

    1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

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  10. Converse College

    580 E Main St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302-0006

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  11. Erskine College and Seminary

    2 Washington St, Due West, South Carolina 29639

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  12. Francis Marion University

    4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506

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  13. Furman University

    3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29613-6162

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  14. Lander University

    320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099

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  15. Morris College

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

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  16. Newberry College

    2100 College St, Newberry, South Carolina 29108

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  17. Presbyterian College

    503 South Broad Street, Clinton, South Carolina 29325

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  18. University of South Carolina-Aiken

    471 University Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29801

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  19. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

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  20. Coastal Carolina University

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

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  21. South Carolina State University

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

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

    800 University Way, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-4999

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  23. Winthrop University

    119 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

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  24. Wofford College

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

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Political Science Employment

South Carolina 220
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of South Carolina.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In South Carolina

310 330 320 310 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of political science professionals is shrinking in South Carolina. In South Carolina, 90 less political science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has shrunk by 29% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for political science professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of political science professionals working around the nation.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$59,870 $64,130 $67,170 $66,410 $69,510
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by political science professionals is increasing in South Carolina. Political science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $59,870 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,510 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in South Carolina

10th percentile
$42,920
25th percentile
$53,100
50th percentile
$65,840
75th percentile
$80,900
90th percentile
$100,600

Thus, there was a 14% growth in political science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In South Carolina state, within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid political science professionals earn 134% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Communications
$42,892
International Business
$84,553
Political Science
$69,510
Public Administration
$76,852

In South Carolina, political science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina

associate
0
bachelor
24
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total27

As the number of political science professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 24 accredited political science schools in South Carolina state is increasing. In South Carolina, there were 700 graduates in 2006. And there were 747 graduates from political science courses in 2010.

This represents a 7% increase in the number of political science degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 89%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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