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Southern hospitality is in full swing in South Carolina. In the Palmetto State, residents enjoy balmy weather nearly year round as well as relatively mild winters. For those used to spending their winters in blizzards, the rarity of snow in South Carolina would be a welcome relief. The mountains and coastal plains that dot the landscape all serve as the backdrop for the day-to-day activities of South Carolina residents. The state is also one of the few places where you can see Carolina bays, which are elliptical depressions along the Atlantic seaboard. These are usually marshy or resemble lakes and ponds. They contribute much to the state's biodiversity. Couple these natural wonders with all Southern comforts, such as great barbeque and friendly faces, and it is little wonder why South Carolinians love their state.

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One of the biggest industries in the Palmetto State is agriculture. South Carolina is a huge producer of tobacco products, soybeans, and poultry. There is no doubt that out of the many chicken dishes you've enjoyed, many of the birds originally came from farms in South Carolina. Another steady industry is health care. Due to the increasing population as well as the rising number of residents entering their elderly years, the demand for health care professionals like nurses will continue to grow in response. Those looking to enter the nursing career field will find the best job opportunities in heavily populated cities like Charlotte and the surrounding area. In fact, the Charlotte metropolitan area alone employs more than 44% of all the registered nurses in the state. In order to be a registered nurse (RN) in South Carolina, you must obtain a diploma, associate, or bachelor's degree from a nursing program approved by the state Board of Nursing. Then, you must also successfully complete the NCLEX-RN examination to earn a nursing license.

School Name:Aiken Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville, South Carolina 29829

Contact:(803) 593-9231

Website:www.atc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:Bob Jones University

Accrediting Agency:

Address:1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001

Contact:(864) 242-5100

Website:www.bju.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:Central Carolina Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:506 N Guignard Dr, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-2499

Contact:(803) 778-1961

Website:www.cctech.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1

School Name:Charleston Southern University

Accrediting Agency:

Address:9200 University Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina 29410-8087

Contact:(843) 863-7000

Website:www.csuniv.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

School Name:Clemson University

Accrediting Agency:

Address:201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

Contact:(864) 656-4636

Website:www.clemson.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:Denmark Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd, Denmark, South Carolina 29042

Contact:(803) 793-5100

Website:www.denmarktech.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:31 to 1

School Name:Florence-Darlington Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501

Contact:(843) 661-8324

Website:WWW.FDTC.EDU

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1

School Name:Forrest Junior College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:601 E River Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29624-2405

Contact:(864) 225-7653 x201

Website:www.forrestcollege.edu

Type of School:2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

School Name:Francis Marion University

Accrediting Agency:

Address:4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506

Contact:(843) 661-1362

Website:www.fmarion.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1

School Name:Greenville Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:620 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418

Contact:(864) 250-8111

Website:www.gvltec.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1

School Name:Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526

Contact:(843) 347-3186

Website:www.hgtc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1

School Name:Lander University

Accrediting Agency:

Address:320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099

Contact:(864) 388-8000

Website:www.lander.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:Medical University of South Carolina

Accrediting Agency:

Address:179 Ashley Ave, Charleston, South Carolina 29425

Contact:(843) 792-2300

Website:www.musc.edu/

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

School Name:Midlands Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170-2176

Contact:(803) 738-8324

Website:www.midlandstech.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

School Name:Newberry College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:2100 College St, Newberry, South Carolina 29108

Contact:(803) 276-5010

Website:www.newberry.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:Northeastern Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:1201 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, South Carolina 29520-1007

Contact:(843) 921-6900

Website:www.netc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

School Name:Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:3250 Saint Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118-8299

Contact:(803) 536-0311

Website:www.octech.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

School Name:Piedmont Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

Contact:(864) 941-8324

Website:www.ptc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

School Name:South Carolina State University

Accrediting Agency:

Address:300 College St NE, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001

Contact:(803) 536-7000

Website:www.scsu.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

School Name:South University

Accrediting Agency:

Address:9 Science Court, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

Contact:(803) 799-9082

Website:www.southuniversity.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1

School Name:Spartanburg Community College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:800 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

Contact:(864) 592-4600

Website:www.sccsc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

School Name:Technical College of the Lowcountry

Accrediting Agency:

Address:921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288

Contact:(800) 768-8252

Website:www.tcl.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:Tri-County Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:7900 U.S. Hwy 76, Pendleton, South Carolina 29670

Contact:(864) 646-1500

Website:www.tctc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1

School Name:Trident Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

Contact:(843) 574-6111

Website:www.tridenttech.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1

School Name:University of South Carolina-Aiken

Accrediting Agency:

Address:471 University Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29801

Contact:(803) 648-6851

Website:www.usca.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Accrediting Agency:

Address:1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, South Carolina 29909

Contact:(843) 208-8000

Website:www.uscb.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate;Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1

School Name:University of South Carolina-Columbia

Accrediting Agency:

Address:Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Contact:(803) 777-7000

Website:www.sc.edu/

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1

School Name:University of South Carolina-Lancaster

Accrediting Agency:

Address:476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

Contact:(803) 313-7000

Website:usclancaster.sc.edu/

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1

School Name:University of South Carolina-Upstate

Accrediting Agency:

Address:800 University Way, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-4999

Contact:(864) 503-5000

Website:www.uscupstate.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1

School Name:Williamsburg Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Kingstree, South Carolina 29556-4197

Contact:(843) 355-4110

Website:www.wiltech.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

School Name:York Technical College

Accrediting Agency:

Address:452 S Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

Contact:(803) 327-8000

Website:www.yorktech.com

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/