South Carolina contains three schools that offer mental health programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking mental health school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 mental health schools in South Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clemson University comes out as the most expensive ($15,842/yr), with Benedict College as the lowest recorded at only $13,633/yr.
Mental Health students from South Carolina schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $122,470. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $62,620/yr and there are 920 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from mental health, 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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