University of South Carolina-Columbia Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 50
Bachelor's
 38
Master's
 37
Doctoral
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University of South Carolina-Columbia's Top Rankings

University of South Carolina-Columbia is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at University of South Carolina

We calculated a salary score for each of University of South Carolina's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at University of South Carolina to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for UofSC Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 76 99% 99% $24,870 $54,320 76
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 26 100% 100% $27,000 $38,830 26
Anthropology 33 90% 90% $21,500 $24,420 33
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 9 96% 96% $23,500 $23,650 9
Biology, General 39 97% 97% $23,250 $27,510 39
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 30 93% 93% $25,000 $52,110 30
Business Administration, Management and Operations 58 96% 96% $21,500 $44,650 58
Business/Managerial Economics 87 93% 93% $22,750 $58,970 87
Chemical Engineering 46 100% 100% $26,930 $66,000 46
Chemistry 48 97% 97% $24,500 $37,860 48
Civil Engineering 32 98% 98% $25,500 $58,800 32
Communication and Media Studies 27 92% 92% $21,500 $29,690 27
Computer and Information Sciences, General 60 98% 98% $23,750 $62,010 60
Computer Engineering 51 88% 88% $25,000 $71,850 51
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40 96% 96% $21,250 $33,940 40
Dance 94 100% 100% $27,000 $32,930 94
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 37 98% 98% $22,190 $26,350 37
Economics 21 100% 100% $20,500 $39,730 21
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 46 96% 96% $26,660 $69,620 46
English Language and Literature, General 17 96% 96% $25,000 $24,040 17
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 13 87% 87% $26,950 $24,040 13
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 30 97% 97% $23,250 $23,830 30
Finance and Financial Management Services 70 98% 98% $23,000 $55,820 70
Fine and Studio Arts 43 97% 97% $23,250 $25,370 43
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 15 96% 96% $21,500 $37,750 15
Geography and Cartography 12 100% 100% $23,250 $28,600 12
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 99 99% 99% $22,500 $42,240 99
History 56 95% 95% $21,500 $31,880 56
Hospitality Administration/Management 34 97% 97% $24,250 $34,990 34
Insurance 56 99% 99% $21,000 $54,860 56
International Business 98 96% 96% $23,130 $65,920 98
International Relations and National Security Studies 72 92% 92% $21,500 $41,570 72
Journalism 63 99% 99% $22,000 $34,420 63
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38 94% 94% $21,500 $30,660 38
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 77 97% 97% $24,190 $62,660 77
Marketing 81 98% 98% $21,500 $48,240 81
Mathematics 55 89% 89% $22,250 $47,260 55
Mechanical Engineering 44 99% 99% $24,250 $64,630 44
Music 80 96% 96% $27,000 $33,640 80
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 52 93% 93% $23,500 $33,410 52
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 10 98% 98% $23,360 $22,910 10
Political Science and Government 29 94% 94% $21,500 $31,500 29
Public Health 27 99% 99% $23,180 $30,950 27
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 56 99% 99% $23,250 $38,700 56
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 90 98% 98% $26,000 $39,910 90
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 28 100% 100% $23,250 $59,070 28
Research and Experimental Psychology 27 97% 97% $23,000 $28,470 27
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 48 100% 100% Not Reported $32,570 48
Social Work 11 95% 95% $27,650 $26,720 11
Sociology 54 95% 95% $21,130 $33,140 54
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 26 98% 98% $24,000 $32,820 26
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 14 100% 100% $22,500 $31,040 14

Salary Scores for UofSC Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 55 100% 100% $20,500 $61,910 55
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1 100% 100% Not Reported $39,730 1
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93 98% 98% $41,000 $102,900 93
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34 99% 99% $66,770 $53,150 34
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 25 100% 100% Not Reported $26,740 25
Education, General 19 95% 95% $37,000 $42,680 19
Educational Administration and Supervision 35 99% 99% $33,310 $51,300 35
Genetics 34 100% 100% Not Reported $67,660 34
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 11 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 11
Health and Medical Administrative Services 32 100% 100% $53,580 $58,130 32
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52 96% 96% $30,750 $42,680 52
Human Resources Management and Services 96 97% 97% $35,980 $91,410 96
International Business 51 91% 91% $59,570 $78,610 51
Journalism 3 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 3
Library Science and Administration 23 98% 98% $30,750 $40,050 23
Management Information Systems and Services 40 100% 100% Not Reported $74,020 40
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 49 97% 97% $46,050 $83,770 49
Music 28 100% 100% $31,930 $25,190 28
Public Health 28 97% 97% $49,710 $46,560 28
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 91 100% 100% $46,050 $131,710 91
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 3 100% 100% Not Reported $35,060 3
Social Work 14 98% 98% $44,900 $39,560 14
Special Education and Teaching 8 96% 96% Not Reported $39,010 8
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 29 99% 99% $40,000 $40,860 29
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 10 97% 97% $30,140 $37,470 10
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 14 100% 100% $36,520 $40,480 14

Salary Scores for UofSC Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 17 93% 93% Not Reported $48,200 17
Chemistry 69 100% 100% Not Reported $81,700 69
Curriculum and Instruction 46 100% 100% $44,410 $69,340 46
Law 31 99% 99% $110,100 $53,450 31
Medicine 41 100% 100% $204,560 $56,820 41
Music 85 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 85
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 32 95% 95% $109,200 $109,760 32
Public Health 36 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 36
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 46 97% 97% $81,720 $70,010 46
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 41 100% 100% Not Reported $60,090 41

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Kristen Adams 6/26/2019

USC is by far one of the best universities to attend. They are culturally diverse and make everyone feel welcomed. We have the BEST student crowd, especially for game days in Williams Brice Stadium. Who doesn't love a good college life experience?! The university provides many student success opportunities throughout your undergraduate career. They also have a wide array of majors to choose from and a ton of extra curricular activities that you can be involved in. They encourage friendships and diversity throughout... Read More

Anonymous 6/26/2019

The University of South Carolina-Columbia campus prepared me immensely for life after school. The professors in the Theatre department are top notch because they care, they listen, they challenge you as a student and they have a breadth of knowledge and experience to share with you. In my common core classes, even though class sizes were quite large, I never just felt like a number, but rather I felt respected and valued in the classroom. I received my undergraduate degree there as well as a post-graduate... Read More