These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In South Carolina For 2019

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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. Medical University of South Carolina
  3. Furman University
  4. Clemson University
  5. Winthrop University
  6. Coastal Carolina University
  7. University of South Carolina-Columbia
  8. University of South Carolina-Aiken
  9. Francis Marion University
  10. South Carolina State University

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 29 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.’

1. Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Charleston
Employed: 93.67%

2. Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Charleston
Employed: 92.36%

3. Furman University

Furman University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Greenville
Employed: 92.32%

4. Clemson University

Clemson University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Clemson
Employed: 91.91%

5. Winthrop University

Winthrop University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Rock Hill
Employed: 91.28%

6. Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Conway
Employed: 91.04%

7. University of South Carolina-Columbia

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Columbia
Employed: 90.93%

8. University of South Carolina-Aiken

University of South Carolina-Aiken

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Aiken
Employed: 90.77%

9. Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Florence
Employed: 90.55%

10. South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Orangeburg
Employed: 90.52%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In South Carolina

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only South Carolina, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in South Carolina by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In South Carolina

Rank College Employed
1 Citadel Military College of South Carolina 93.67%
2 Medical University of South Carolina 92.36%
3 Furman University 92.32%
4 Clemson University 91.91%
5 Winthrop University 91.28%
6 Coastal Carolina University 91.04%
7 University of South Carolina-Columbia 90.93%
8 University of South Carolina-Aiken 90.77%
9 Francis Marion University 90.55%
10 South Carolina State University 90.52%
11 Newberry College 90.24%
12 Anderson University 90.23%
13 Lander University 89.61%
14 Claflin University 89.17%
15 Charleston Southern University 88.9%
16 University of South Carolina-Upstate 88.85%
17 College of Charleston 88.55%
18 Southern Wesleyan University 87.72%
19 Converse College 87.16%
20 Columbia College 87.1%
21 Limestone College 86.71%
22 North Greenville University 86.38%
23 University of South Carolina-Beaufort 85.6%
24 Coker College 85.49%
25 Voorhees College 85.28%
26 Morris College 84.93%
27 Benedict College 84.92%
28 Allen University 83.51%
29 Columbia International University 73.84%