South Carolina contains six schools that offer nursing assistant programs. Forrest Junior College, the highest-ranking nursing assistant school in SC, has a total student population of 94 and is the 1452nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 nursing assistant schools in South Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Greenville comes out as the most expensive ($19,411/yr), with Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,039/yr.
Nursing Assistant students from South Carolina schools who go on to become nursing assistants, medical assistants, medical office assistants, physician assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,438,010 people working as nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,980. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 880 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,450. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this state earn $21,090/yr and there are 20,150 employed.
Also, within the nursing assistant schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from nursing assistant, 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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