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Public Administration Schools In South Carolina

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


  1. College of Charleston

    66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001

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

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

    68 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. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus

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

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

    555 N Pleasantburg Dr Ste 300, Greenville, South Carolina 29607

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Public Administration Employment

South Carolina 6,430
National 391,290

Of all of the public administration professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In South Carolina

8,240 7,760 7,910 7,340 6,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public administration professionals is shrinking in South Carolina. In 2010 there were 1,810 less public administration professionals working in South Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has shrunk by 22% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public administration professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$63,703 $69,415 $72,840 $75,515 $76,852
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public administration professionals is increasing in South Carolina. Public administration professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $63,703 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $76,852 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in South Carolina

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Thus, there was a 17% growth in public administration professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In South Carolina state, within the field of public administration, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public administration professionals earn 15% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Business Administration
Business Management
Criminal Justice
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work

Public administration professionals in South Carolina earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


As the number of public administration professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited public administration schools in South Carolina state is decreasing. In South Carolina, there were 77 graduates in 2006. And there were 76 graduates from public administration courses in 2010.

This represents a 1% decrease in the number of public administration degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 44%, graduated with a master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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