South Carolina contains three schools that offer geology programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking geology school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 geology schools in South Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Furman University comes out as the most expensive ($24,220/yr), with College of Charleston as the lowest recorded at only $14,161/yr.
Geology students from South Carolina schools who go on to become geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 14,460 people working as geological and petroleum technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $58,400. Also, Geoscientists make on average $92,710 per year and there are about 31,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 780 employed geoscientists earning an average yearly salary of $45,100. Geological and petroleum technicians in this state earn $33,420/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the geology schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from geology, 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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