79%

Acceptance Rate

$9,683

Avg.Financial Aid

003428

FAFSA Code

About College of Charleston

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

10,783

Website

www.cofc.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

College of Charleston, which is located in Charleston, South Carolina is a public university. Around 64% of the students are females and 36% are males. Notably, College of Charleston is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At CC around 77% are white, 7% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Moreover, around 92% of the students are 24 and under. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are John C. Frémont, Glenn F. McConnell, Burnet R. Maybank, and Arthur Ravenel, Jr.. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. At CC, 202 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

66 George St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8439535500
Fax: 8439535811
Request Info

Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of a college is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. College of Charleston doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15-Feb

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

79%

SAT Range

1070 - 1250

ACT Range

22 - 28

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at CC, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $50. The SAT score in the range of 1080-1260 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 22 might also given admission but the average ACT score at College of Charleston is 25. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001. They can also call them at (843) 953-5500.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$19,649

Average Annual Cost

$70

Books And Supplies

$1,218

Other Fees

$12,768

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,166

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,017

Total One Year Cost

$30,239

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $40,099 per year. For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

79%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,000

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

264 Graduates

Biology, General

183 Graduates

Psychology, General

161 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

140 Graduates

Public Health

124 Graduates

Political Science and Government

106 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

90 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

88 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

80 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

77 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

67 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

61 Graduates

Marketing

59 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

56 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

54 Graduates

Sociology

53 Graduates

History

51 Graduates

International/Global Studies

50 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

48 Graduates

International Business

46 Graduates

Historic Preservation and Conservat...

39 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

37 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

35 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

29 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

27 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

27 Graduates

Chemistry

24 Graduates

Economics

23 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

23 Graduates

Anthropology

23 Graduates

Philosophy

16 Graduates

Physics

16 Graduates

Music

15 Graduates

Mathematics

14 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

13 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

11 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

11 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

11 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

10 Graduates

Archeology

8 Graduates

Dance

7 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

7 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

7 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

6 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

5 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

Area Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

9,880

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

23%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

78% White

1% Unknown

8% Black

6% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

47%

Out Of State

52%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$66,963 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

32%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,866/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,300/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,300/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cougar

School Colors

maroon and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

154

Total Female Athletes

209

Intramural Sports

15

Sports Club

20

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Sailing

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sailing

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CC. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $12,123 per year. There are around 36% male and 64% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,171

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$168 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,683

Students Receiving Federal Grants

27%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,814

Students Receiving State Aid

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,257

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,236

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$13,937

$30K - $48K

$12,341

$48K - $75K

$8,766

$75K - $110K

$6,643

> $110K

$6,170

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,119,980

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$21,598,635

The financial aid department of College of Charleston helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,052, whereas the financial aid is $7,899. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $5,314 as well as institutional aid worth $7,899. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to College of Charleston amount to $1,119,980 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $21,598,635.

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