South Carolina contains four schools that offer corrections programs. Forrest Junior College, the highest-ranking corrections school in SC, has a total student population of 94 and is the 1452nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 corrections schools in South Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South University comes out as the most expensive ($22,810/yr), with Coker College as the lowest recorded at only $11,515/yr.
Corrections students from South Carolina schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 920 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $28,830. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $31,770/yr and there are 7,610 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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