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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in South Carolina

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

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in South Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Columbia, Charleston and Greenville

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  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • AAS in Criminal Justice

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  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • B.S. in Justice Studies
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
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  • Master of Law: International Legal Studies
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
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Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice
  • Define your legacy with an online MS in Criminal Justice
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and ethically address the complex issues in contemporary society
  • In as little as 2 years, you can earn your Master's degree online from Lewis University and take your career to the next level
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - 100% online
  • Courses include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Law and Procedures, and Criminology
  • Program focuses on theoretical and applied criminal justice, the role of law enforcement in the justice system, and more
  • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
Programs
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • AS Criminal Justice

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More South Carolina Police Patrol Officers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Anderson
Masters
1,902
Columbia
Bachelor
2,641
Sumter
Associate
3,283
Columbia
Associate
387
Charleston
Masters
3,286
Charleston
Masters
3,300
Orangeburg
Masters
1,763
Hartsville
Bachelor
1,197
Denmark
Associate
1,571
Florence
Associate
3,956
Anderson
Associate
115
Greenville
Associate
14,300
Conway
Associate
5,800
Greenwood
Masters
2,408
Gaffney
Bachelor
3,389
West Columbia
Associate
10,706
Sumter
Bachelor
871
Cheraw
Associate
976
Orangeburg
Associate
2,399
Greenwood
Associate
4,880
Orangeburg
Doctorate
4,933
Central
Masters
2,445
Spartanburg
Associate
797
Beaufort
Associate
1,893
Pendleton
Associate
5,223
Charleston
Associate
12,076
Columbia
Doctorate & First Professional
27,272
Lancaster
Associate
1,502
Spartanburg
Masters
4,916
Denmark
Bachelor
587
Rock Hill
Associate
4,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

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:
Police Patrol Officers

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Charleston-North Charleston 1920 $44,150
Columbia 2920 $46,260
Florence 520 $37,480
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin 1730 $39,280
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort 430 $47,370
Spartanburg 690 $38,770
Sumter 180 $35,830

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