Top MSN programs in South Carolina

A master of science in nursing provides the necessary skills for specialist roles. Practitioner-track MSN programs can lead to a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Non-practitioner tracks are the primary path to careers in nursing education or administration. See below the best MSN programs, ranked according to our methodology

Our master's in nursing rankings cover 408 of the 493 universities available, accounting for 96% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $101,473.

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#1 in South Carolina | #49 in Nursing nationally

University of South Carolina, Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.29

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: $124,225

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,251

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: $43,862

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

Debt to earnings: 0.35

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 | #88 in Nursing nationally

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.34

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: $110,561

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,969

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: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.37

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.

#3 in South Carolina | #147 in Nursing nationally

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.39

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: $98,373

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,631

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: $37,379

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

Debt to earnings: 0.38

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.

#4 in South Carolina | #262 in Nursing nationally

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.51

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: $162,504

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $62,900

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: $135,443

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

Debt to earnings: 0.83

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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Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

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How long does it take to pay down debt in registered nursing in South Carolina?

Years

Under a year

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

How much do graduates with master's degree in registered nursing earn in South Carolina?

Salary

$100,563

The median master's degree in registered nursing graduate earns $100,563 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in registered nursing cost in South Carolina?

Net cost

$19,799

The average annual cost of a master's degree in registered nursing is $19,799. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.