University of South Carolina-Columbia Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of South Carolina-Columbia ranks better than 50% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia ranks better than only 49% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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University of South Carolina-Columbia's Top Rankings

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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for UofSC Bachelor's Degrees

UofSC ranks higher than 50% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 76% $24,865 $54,315 76%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 26% $27,000 $38,829 26%
Anthropology 33% $21,500 $24,421 33%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 9% $23,500 $23,649 9%
Biology, General 39% $23,250 $27,507 39%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 30% $25,000 $52,107 30%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 58% $21,500 $44,651 58%
Business/Managerial Economics 87% $22,750 $58,970 87%
Chemical Engineering 46% $26,925 $66,001 46%
Chemistry 48% $24,495 $37,856 48%
Civil Engineering 32% $25,500 $58,796 32%
Communication and Media Studies 27% $21,500 $29,685 27%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 60% $23,751 $62,012 60%
Computer Engineering 51% $25,000 $71,854 51%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40% $21,249 $33,935 40%
Dance 94% $27,000 $32,925 94%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 37% $22,187 $26,353 37%
Economics 21% $20,500 $39,729 21%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 46% $26,663 $69,617 46%
English Language and Literature, General 17% $25,000 $24,035 17%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 13% $26,949 $24,035 13%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 30% $23,250 $23,830 30%
Finance and Financial Management Services 70% $23,000 $55,819 70%
Fine and Studio Arts 43% $23,250 $25,372 43%
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 15% $21,500 $37,748 15%
Geography and Cartography 12% $23,250 $28,598 12%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 99% $22,500 $42,235 99%
History 56% $21,500 $31,880 56%
Hospitality Administration/Management 34% $24,250 $34,989 34%
Insurance 56% $21,000 $54,855 56%
International Business 98% $23,126 $65,916 98%
International Relations and National Security Studies 72% $21,500 $41,565 72%
Journalism 63% $22,000 $34,420 63%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38% $21,500 $30,662 38%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 77% $24,187 $62,661 77%
Marketing 81% $21,500 $48,237 81%
Mathematics 55% $22,250 $47,260 55%
Mechanical Engineering 44% $24,250 $64,629 44%
Music 80% $27,000 $33,637 80%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 52% $23,500 $33,410 52%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 10% $23,355 $22,910 10%
Political Science and Government 29% $21,500 $31,495 29%
Public Health 27% $23,183 $30,952 27%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 56% $23,250 $38,704 56%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 90% $26,000 $39,909 90%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 28% $23,250 $59,066 28%
Research and Experimental Psychology 27% $23,000 $28,468 27%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 48% Not Reported $32,569 48%
Social Work 11% $27,649 $26,715 11%
Sociology 54% $21,125 $33,138 54%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 26% $24,000 $32,822 26%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 14% $22,500 $31,042 14%

Salary Scores for UofSC Master's Degrees

UofSC ranks higher than 38% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 55% $20,500 $61,908 55%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1% Not Reported $39,729 1%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93% $41,000 $102,902 93%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34% $66,774 $53,150 34%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 25% Not Reported $26,739 25%
Education, General 19% $37,000 $42,682 19%
Educational Administration and Supervision 35% $33,314 $51,300 35%
Genetics 34% Not Reported $67,660 34%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 11% Not Reported $38,289 11%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 32% $53,580 $58,131 32%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52% $30,750 $42,682 52%
Human Resources Management and Services 96% $35,979 $91,411 96%
International Business 51% $59,566 $78,612 51%
Journalism 3% Not Reported $29,685 3%
Library Science and Administration 23% $30,750 $40,049 23%
Management Information Systems and Services 40% Not Reported $74,017 40%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 49% $46,050 $83,768 49%
Music 28% $31,925 $25,194 28%
Public Health 28% $49,708 $46,556 28%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 91% $46,050 $131,707 91%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 3% Not Reported $35,060 3%
Social Work 14% $44,900 $39,556 14%
Special Education and Teaching 8% Not Reported $39,009 8%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 29% $40,000 $40,855 29%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 10% $30,144 $37,465 10%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 14% $36,519 $40,481 14%

Salary Scores for UofSC Doctoral Degrees

UofSC ranks higher than 37% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 17% Not Reported $48,198 17%
Chemistry 69% Not Reported $81,702 69%
Curriculum and Instruction 46% $44,410 $69,338 46%
Law 31% $110,100 $53,450 31%
Medicine 41% $204,555 $56,816 41%
Music 85% Not Reported $47,260 85%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 32% $109,200 $109,763 32%
Public Health 36% Not Reported $69,338 36%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 46% $81,718 $70,009 46%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 41% Not Reported $60,094 41%

University of South Carolina-Columbia Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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