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Journalism Schools In South Carolina

In South Carolina, there are 6 accredited schools where journalism classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the journalism academic community in South Carolina, and the future trends in journalism training at the following levels:


  1. Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Bob Jones University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Columbia College in Columbia on Columbia College Dr

    1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Morris College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. North Greenville University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Journalism Employment

South Carolina 1,160
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In South Carolina

1,350 1,350 1,340 1,310 1,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Journalism is a shrinking field in South Carolina. There were 190 less journalism professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 14%. This is faster than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$38,760 $36,617 $31,615 $41,133 $38,727
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, as the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are decreasing. In 2006 journalism professionals made a mean salary of $38,760 per year, and in 2010 they made $38,727 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in South Carolina

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This represents a 0% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In South Carolina state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 178% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

Journalism programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited journalism schools in South Carolina state is decreasing. In 2006, 130 students graduated from journalism courses in South Carolina. And in 2010, 113 students graduated.

Thus there was a 13% percent decrease in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina. A majority of these graduates, or 92%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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