North Charleston, SC (population: 99,930) has one forensic science school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Carolina-Columbia has a total student population of 28,482. It is the 786th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Forensic Science students from North Charleston schools who go on to become forensic science technicians, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, forensic scientists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,870 people working as forensic science technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,070. Also, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today.
North Charleston lies in Berkeley county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of South Carolina-Columbia ends up costing a student $14,611/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||12.2 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||85.7 miles|