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Economics Schools in South Carolina

307 Economics students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Economics is the 9th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in South Carolina

Economics majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 272
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 18
Master’s Degree 17

Gender Distribution

In South Carolina, a economics major is more popular with men than with women.

Economics Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of economics majors in South Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 77.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.5%
  • Other Races: 4.9%
Economics Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Economics Grads in South Carolina

8,110 people in the state and 1,144,130 in the nation are employed in jobs related to economics.

Economics Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Economics Jobs in South Carolina

Economics grads earn an average of $68,550 in the state and $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in South Carolina that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

139 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
25,822 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $18,252. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
35,364 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending UofSC will pay a net price of $19,219. The 3.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#3

Furman University

Greenville
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
2,828 Total Students

94% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Furman.

#4

Wofford College

Spartanburg
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
1,720 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The average student takes 4.03 years to complete their degree at Wofford.

#5

College of Charleston

Charleston
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,545 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,783. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it.

#6

Winthrop University

Rock Hill
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
5,865 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at Winthrop. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $17,592.

#7

Benedict College

Columbia
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
2,040 Total Students

63% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.74 years to graduate. An average student at Benedict College will pay a net price of $24,725.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,477 Total Students

The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at CSU. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,100 a year. 100% of students get financical aid.

#9

Converse College

Spartanburg
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,455 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.20%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,400 a year.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
10,484 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.30% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate. 99% of students get financical aid.

Economics Careers in SC

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Economics Professors 9% $69,000
Economists 8% $60,480
Managers 8% $98,620

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