South Carolina contains 35 schools that offer CPA programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking CPA school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 35 CPA schools in South Carolina, only 5 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 Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
CPA students from South Carolina schools who go on to become certified public accountants, accountants, finance accountants, tax accountants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,106,980 people working as accountants and auditors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,430. Also, Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents make on average $53,800 per year and there are about 69,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 410 employed tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents earning an average yearly salary of $47,060. Accountants and auditors in this state earn $56,350/yr and there are 13,420 employed.
Also, within the CPA schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from CPA, 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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