10 Best Colleges For Jobs In South Carolina For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, South Carolina has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in SC, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in South Carolina.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in South Carolina:

  1. Citadel Military College of South Carolina
  2. Furman
  3. Clemson University
  4. Medical University of South Carolina
  5. Presbyterian College
  6. Wofford College
  7. University of South Carolina-Aiken
  8. Newberry College
  9. South Carolina State University
  10. University of South Carolina-Columbia

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of South Carolina has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In South Carolina For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 31 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in South Carolina that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in South Carolina.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In South Carolina

Rank College Employed
1 Citadel Military College of South Carolina 94.29%
2 Furman 93.78%
3 Clemson University 92.51%
4 Medical University of South Carolina 92.37%
5 Presbyterian College 91.74%
6 Wofford College 91.69%
7 University of South Carolina-Aiken 91.63%
8 Newberry College 91.36%
9 South Carolina State University 91.31%
10 University of South Carolina-Columbia 91.26%
11 Lander University 91.05%
12 Winthrop University 90.9%
13 Coastal Carolina University 90.85%
14 Francis Marion University 90.33%
15 Anderson University 90.13%
16 Morris College 89.66%
17 Claflin University 89.49%
18 University of South Carolina-Upstate 88.54%
19 College of Charleston 88.44%
20 Southern Wesleyan University 88.39%
21 Charleston Southern University 88.32%
22 Limestone College 87.45%
23 Columbia College 87.23%
24 North Greenville University 87.19%
25 Voorhees College 86.51%
26 Benedict College 86.25%
27 Coker College 86.25%
28 Converse College 86.05%
29 Allen University 85.68%
30 University of South Carolina-Beaufort 84.53%
31 Columbia International University 76.29%
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