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Mechanical Engineering Schools In South Carolina

Mechanical Engineering classes faculty can choose to work at one of 10 accredited mechanical engineering schools in South Carolina. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mechanical engineering in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses mechanical engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Denmark Technical College

    1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd, Denmark, South Carolina 29042

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Florence-Darlington Technical College

    2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501

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

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Piedmont Technical College

    620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

    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
  7. South Carolina State University

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

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Spartanburg Community College

    800 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Trident Technical College

    7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. York Technical College

    452 S Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

South Carolina 7,670
National 549,180

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

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In South Carolina

6,040 6,490 6,380 7,280 7,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of mechanical engineering is growing. There were 1,630 more mechanical engineering professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has grown by 27% in four years. This is faster than the trend for mechanical engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$57,900 $62,170 $61,754 $64,296 $64,382
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mechanical engineering professionals is growing, the salaries paid to mechanical engineering professionals are increasing in South Carolina. The mean salary for mechanical engineering professionals in 2006 was $57,900 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $64,382 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in South Carolina

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Thus, mechanical engineering professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of mechanical engineering, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid mechanical engineering professionals earning 145% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited mechanical engineering schools in South Carolina is increasing. In 2006 there were 302 mechanical engineering graduates from mechanical engineering courses in South Carolina and in 2010 there were 338 graduates.

This represents a 12% increase in the number of mechanical engineering degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a associate's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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