Top elementary education programs in South Carolina

Advanced degrees in elementary education equip teachers with additional knowledge and skills to better teach elementary-aged students in subjects like math, English, history, and more. These are the top elementary education programs in the U.S. Read more about our ranking methodology here.

Our master’s in elementary education rankings cover 208 of the 279 universities available, accounting for 87% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in South Carolina | #93 in Elementary education nationally

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.62

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $38,872

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,353

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $21,285

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.55

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in South Carolina | #161 in Elementary education nationally

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

Economic score: 1.00

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $39,653

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,112

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $35,172

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.89

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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How long does it take to pay down debt in elementary education in South Carolina?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in elementary education is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in elementary education earn in South Carolina?

Salary

$41,442

The median master's degree in elementary education graduate earns $41,442 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in elementary education cost in South Carolina?

Net cost

$16,738

The average annual cost of a master's degree in elementary education is $16,738. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.