Special Education Schools In South Carolina

Special Education classes faculty can choose to work at one of 18 accredited special education schools in South Carolina. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in special education in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses special education training at the following levels:

  • Special Education Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • PhD degree in Special Education


Schools

  1. Anderson University in Anderson, SC

    316 Boulevard, Anderson, South Carolina 29621-4035

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  2. Bob Jones University

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

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  3. Southern Wesleyan University

    907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, South Carolina 29630-1020

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  4. College of Charleston

    66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001

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  5. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

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  6. Columbia College in Columbia on Columbia College Dr

    1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

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  7. Converse College

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

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  8. Erskine College and Seminary

    2 Washington St, Due West, South Carolina 29639

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  9. Francis Marion University

    4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506

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  10. Furman University

    3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29613-6162

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  11. Lander University

    320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099

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  12. Presbyterian College

    503 South Broad Street, Clinton, South Carolina 29325

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  13. University of South Carolina-Aiken

    471 University Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29801

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  14. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. Coastal Carolina University

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

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  16. South Carolina State University

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

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  17. University of South Carolina-Upstate

    800 University Way, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-4999

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  18. Winthrop University

    119 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Special Education Employment

South Carolina 4,880
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In South Carolina

4,280 4,690 5,030 5,060 2,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in South Carolina. In 2010 there were 1,790 less special education professionals working in South Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has shrunk by 42% in four years. This decline is slower than the national trend for special education professionals which shows a 50% decrease in the number of special education professionals working around the nation.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$43,213 $44,473 $45,430 $46,670 $46,890
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in South Carolina. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $43,213 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,890 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in South Carolina

10th percentile
$32,430
25th percentile
$37,410
50th percentile
$45,980
75th percentile
$56,170
90th percentile
$64,790

This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 100% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Early Childhood Education
$41,728
Elementary Education
$56,400
Special Education
$48,353
Speech Therapy
$42,510
Teaching
$53,585

In South Carolina, special education professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina

associate
0
bachelor
23
master
18
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total44

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 18 accredited special education schools in South Carolina state is decreasing. In 2006, 632 students graduated from special education courses in South Carolina. And in 2010, 253 students graduated.

Thus there was a 60% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina. Most of these graduates, or 52%, earned a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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