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Physics Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has 13 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:


  1. Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086

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  2. Bob Jones University

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

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  3. College of Charleston

    66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001

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  4. Citadel Military College of South Carolina

    171 Moultrie St, Charleston, South Carolina 29409

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

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Erskine College and Seminary

    2 Washington St, Due West, South Carolina 29639

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  7. Francis Marion University

    4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506

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  8. Furman University

    3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29613-6162

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  9. Presbyterian College

    503 South Broad Street, Clinton, South Carolina 29325

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  10. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

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

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

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  12. South Carolina State University

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

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Wofford College

    429 N Church St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-3663

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Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Physics Employment

South Carolina 0
National 16,860

Approximately 0% of the country's physics professionals work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In South Carolina

0 100 0 0 0
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of physics is shrinking. In South Carolina, 120 less physics professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 100% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$70,160 $63,640 $55,180 $57,730 $105,990
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in South Carolina. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $70,160 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $105,990 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in South Carolina

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Thus, physics professionals' salaries grew by 34% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In South Carolina state, within the field of physics, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physics professionals earn 92% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited physics schools in South Carolina is increasing. In 2006, 103 students graduated from physics courses in South Carolina. And in 2010, 112 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina by 9%. Most of these graduates, or 77%, earned a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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