Small Business Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has 6 accredited small business schools where small business faculty who teach small business classes can find employment. The trends in South Carolina's small business academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in small business includes small business training at the following levels:

  • Small Business Certificate
  • Associates degree in Small Business
  • Bachelors degree in Small Business


  1. Florence-Darlington Technical College

    2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501

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  2. Greenville Technical College

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

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  3. Horry-Georgetown Technical College

    2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526

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  4. Piedmont Technical College

    620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

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  5. Trident Technical College

    7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

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  6. University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus

    1001 Pinnacle Point Dr Ste 200, Columbia, South Carolina 29223-5727

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Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Small Business Employment

South Carolina 20,680
National 1,708,080

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

Employment Growth for Small business professionals In South Carolina

27,900 28,020 25,870 23,130 20,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Small Business is a shrinking field in South Carolina. In South Carolina, 7,220 less small business professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has shrunk by 26% in four years. This is faster than the trend for small business professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of small business professionals has grown by 3% between 2006 and 2010.

Small Business VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$83,040 $86,470 $92,390 $97,700 $104,790
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Small Business
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, as the number of small business professionals is declining, the salaries earned by small business professionals are increasing. The mean salary for small business professionals in 2006 was $83,040 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $104,790 per year.

Salary percentiles for Small business professionals in South Carolina

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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 21%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of small business, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid small business professionals earning 239% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Small business professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Business Administration
Business Management
Forensic Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Project Management
Property Management
Restaurant Management
Risk Management
Small Business

Small business professionals in South Carolina earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Small Business programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited small business schools in South Carolina is decreasing. In 2006, 30 students graduated from small business courses in South Carolina. And in 2010, 19 students graduated.

This represents a 37% decrease in the number of small business degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an undergraduate certificate in small business.

Small Business Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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