South Carolina contains 38 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. Lander University, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in SC, has a total student population of 2,838 and is the 524th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 38 law and criminal justice schools in South Carolina, only 3 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 Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from South Carolina schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 60 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $49,600. Lawyers in this state earn $108,390/yr and there are 5,010 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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