Public Relations Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has 4 accredited public relations schools where public relations faculty who teach public relations classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public relations in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses public relations training at the following levels:

  • Public Relations Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations


  1. Bob Jones University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Winthrop University

    119 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Public Relations Employment

South Carolina 680
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In South Carolina

880 970 840 770 680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public relations professionals is shrinking in South Carolina. There were 200 less public relations professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public relations has shrunk by 23% in South Carolina. This is faster than the trend for public relations professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$60,910 $67,620 $74,450 $78,590 $77,620
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public relations professionals is declining, the salaries paid to public relations professionals are increasing in South Carolina. The mean salary for public relations professionals in 2006 was $60,910 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $77,620 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in South Carolina

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Thus, public relations professionals' salaries grew by 22% 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 public relations. The pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 154%

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

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

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


As the number of public relations professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited public relations schools in South Carolina state is decreasing. In South Carolina, there were 257 graduates in 2006. And there were 239 graduates from public relations courses in 2010.

This represents a 7% decrease in the number of public relations degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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