Columbia, SC (population: 130,246) has twenty-three higher education schools within its city limits. Columbia College, the highest ranked school in the city, has a total student population of 1,444. It is the 597th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University). Columbia lies in Richland county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. The Columbia, SC area has 334,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.76/hr average worker wage, and a $39,020 average annual salary.
Of the 23 schools in Columbia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,171/yr), with W L Bonner College as the lowest recorded at only $5,855/yr.Popular Bars in Columbia:
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||62.8 miles|
|North Augusta||SC||-||1||27.4739||4||72.2 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||92.3 miles|