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Public Health Schools In South Carolina

There are 4 accredited public health schools in South Carolina for faculty who teach public health classes to choose from. The trends in South Carolina's public health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public health includes public health 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. Morris College

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

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

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

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

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Public Health Employment

South Carolina 7,350
National 484,220

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

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In South Carolina

5,690 5,830 6,520 6,730 7,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public health professionals is growing in South Carolina. There were 1,660 more public health professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public health professionals has grown by 29%. This is faster than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$49,160 $52,123 $53,553 $55,707 $56,790
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, as the number of public health professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public health professionals are increasing. Public health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $49,160 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $56,790 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in South Carolina

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Thus, public health professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public health professionals earning 157% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Carolina state.

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

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In South Carolina, public health professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of public health professionals is increasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited public health schools in South Carolina state is also increasing. In 2006, 148 students graduated from public health courses in South Carolina. And in 2010, 157 students graduated.

This represents a 6% increase in the number of public health degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 46%, earned an bachelor's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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