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Fast Facts for Lawyers in South Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Charleston
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Anderson, Sumter and Spartanburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Columbia, Greenville and Charleston

Salaries for Lawyers in South Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson

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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Arts in Law - National Security
  • J.D. Part-Time
  • Bachelor’s programs options include Law & National Security, Paralegal Studies, and Government.
  • Regent University School of Law’s faculty was recognized among the Top 10 Faculty in the nation by The Princeton Review in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Law & legal studies programs are fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Legal Studies (BS)
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Available programs include B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Legal Studies, and A.S. in Paralegal Studies.
  • Accreditation for the Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies programs by the American Bar Association (ABA) at select campuses.
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
Programs
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include Healthcare Management, Public Health, IT, Psychology, BBA & Criminal Justice
  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Undergraduate in Legal Studies
  • One of the largest providers of online legal studies in the U.S.
  • Programs range from Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, to Master of Public Administration, and more.
  • Students can enroll in internship courses that provide real-world experience in local law offices.
  • Programs designed to keep students updated on the most recent changes to legal practices.
Programs
  • BS Legal Studies
  • AAS Paralegal Studies

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

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Asheville
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Programs
  • Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Provides tutoring at no additional charge to assist during stressful times.
  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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North Charleston
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Programs
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in International Legal Studies
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs
  • B.S. in Public Safety and Emergency Management
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
  • There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
  • Study on your schedule - GCU offers many programs 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • GCU offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in limited special offers.
  • A regionally accredited university, GCU also holds specialized accreditations and approvals for some of our core program offerings.
  • Degrees in business, education, nursing, humanities and social sciences, theology and more. Find the degree that fits you.
  • Talk to us today to learn more about financial aid and start dates!
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track
  • Post-master's Certificate in Criminal Justice - Behavior Analysis

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

More South Carolina Law Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Columbia
Doctorate & First Professional
27,272

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for South Carolina. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Charleston 1530 $61,920
North Charleston 1530 $61,920
Columbia 1800 $79,330
Florence 160 $89,720
Greenville 1140 $112,880
Anderson 1140 $112,880
Mauldin 1140 $112,880
Hilton Head Island 260 $95,640
Bluffton 260 $95,640
Beaufort 260 $95,640
Spartanburg 260 $94,140
Sumter 70 $86,750

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