South Carolina contains twelve schools that offer laboratory science programs. Southern Wesleyan University, the highest-ranking laboratory science school in SC, has a total student population of 2,382 and is the 621st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 laboratory science schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Converse College comes out as the most expensive ($15,088/yr), with Florence-Darlington Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,133/yr.
Laboratory Science students from South Carolina schools who go on to become laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, lab techs, clinical laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 2,060 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $35,530. Biological scientists in this state earn $65,690/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the laboratory science schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from laboratory science, 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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