Rock Hill, SC (population: 72,341) has two medical schools within its city limits. Winthrop University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 6,241. It is the 305th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Medical students from Rock Hill schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 290 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $209,910. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $211,140/yr and there are 1,140 employed.
Rock Hill lies in York county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.357 out of every 1000 jobs in Rock Hill are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.346/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 2 medical schools in Rock Hill, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Winthrop University comes out as the most expensive ($14,065/yr) for medical students, with York Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,100/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rock Hill|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||91.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||92.4 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||97.0 miles|