Best Business Schools in South Carolina

By | March 2, 2019

Search top business school MBA programs in the state of South Carolina. Find latest rankings of MBA schools national wide and state wide. For detailed admissions statistics and graduate employment rate, check the following table for each top-ranked business college within South Carolina, with acceptance rate, average GPA and GMAT scores, as well as well tuition and starting salary information of all best MBA universities in South Carolina.

  • The capital city of South Carolina is Columbia, which was established in 1786. With a land area of 125.2 mi2, Columbia has a total population of 131,674 according to allcitypopulation.

Best Business Schools in South Carolina

National Ranking Best Business MBA Programs
65 University of South Carolina (Moore) (Columbia, SC)
Acceptance rate: 65.7%
Average GMAT score: 633
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $41,480 per program; Out-of-state, full-time: $68,805 per program
Enrollment (full-time): 187
Average starting salary and bonus: $80,420
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 56.5%

University of South Carolina Business School

107 Clemson University (Greenville, SC)
Acceptance rate: 48.0%
Average GMAT score: 569
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.26
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,668 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $19,274 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 92
Average starting salary and bonus: $53,831
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 40.9%

Clemson University Business School

South Carolina after Independence

After the United States of America gained independence in many states (mainly in the Northeast of the United States), a movement for the emancipation of slaves unfolded, but South Carolina continued to remain conservative on this issue. Due to the high property qualification set by state legislators for holding leadership positions, the majority in the government were large slave owners who were by no means interested in granting any rights to black slaves.

South Carolina’s economy continued to be based on large plantation farms, with rice as the primary crop, and after Connecticut inventor Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1794. Technological innovations have made it possible to grow new, short-staple varieties of cotton in the interior of the state. In South Carolina, the number of plantations and, consequently, slaves increased, at the same time, many small farmers went bankrupt and were forced to leave the state.

By 1830, in two-thirds of the counties of South Carolina, slaves made up at least 40% of the total population, in coastal areas this figure reached 85%. By 1860, there were over 400,000 slaves in the state (about 60% of South Carolina ‘s population).

In 1822, the freedman Danmark “Telemach” Vessey tried to organize a slave uprising in the state, he planned to capture Charleston, free thousands of slaves along the coast and flee to Haiti. If the rebellion had succeeded, it could have become the largest in US history, but the conspirators were exposed, 131 people were tried and 35 of them (including Vessey) were hanged. Frightened by the possibility of a black rebellion, the white residents of Charleston imposed a curfew on slaves and organized a municipal militia in the city. Danmark Vessey became one of the heroes of the movement for the emancipation of slaves in the United States, his house in Charleston has the status of a National Historic Landmark of the United States.