South Carolina contains seven schools that offer medicine programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking medicine school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 medicine schools in South Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newberry College comes out as the most expensive ($16,984/yr), with Southern Wesleyan University as the lowest recorded at only $13,949/yr.
Medicine students from South Carolina schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, 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 South Carolina alone, there are 680 employed anesthesiologists earning an average yearly salary of $201,420. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $175,020/yr and there are 2,520 employed.
Also, within the medicine schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medicine, 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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