South Carolina’s Best Colleges 2017 Honored by

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Over 40 Four-Year, Two-Year Schools Ranked for Employment Resources, Overall Excellence, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in South Carolina for 2017. 31 four-year schools made the list with Furman University, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Clemson University, Converse College and Presbyterian College sweeping the top five spots. Of the 18 two-year schools that were included, Greenville Technical College, Aiken Technical College, Trident Technical College, York Technical College and Spartanburg Methodist College took the top spots. A full list of schools is included below.

“These South Carolina schools have shown a commitment to helping their students achieve success by providing strong career resources and top-quality degree programs,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Those resources can help students of any age as they continue on or start a new career path.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in South Carolina” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment and academic services offered, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in South Carolina” list, visit:

South Carolina’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include:
Anderson University
Charleston Southern University
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Claflin University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Coker College
College of Charleston
Columbia College
Columbia International University
Converse College
Erskine College
Francis Marion University
Furman University
Lander University
Limestone College
Medical University of South Carolina
Morris College
Newberry College
North Greenville University
Presbyterian College
South Carolina State University
Southern Wesleyan University
University of South Carolina Aiken
University of South Carolina Beaufort
University of South Carolina Upstate
Voorhees College
Winthrop University
Wofford College

South Carolina’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Denmark Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg Methodist College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
University of South Carolina-Lancaster
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College

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