Columbia, SC (population: 130,246) has one allied health school within its city limits. South University has a total student population of 1,273. It is the 4359th highest ranked school in the USA and the 54th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Allied Health students from Columbia schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Columbia area alone, there are 230 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $65,110. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $78,300/yr and there are 850 employed.
Columbia lies in Richland county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Columbia 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. Thus, about 2.551 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbia are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.681/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South University ends up costing a student $22,810/yr.
|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|