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 Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University - Charleston, SC

9200 University Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina 29406-9121

General information:(843)863-7000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,290(2,910 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
54
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $19,278 $19,854 $20,840 -5%
Out-of-state $19,278 $19,854 $20,840 -5%
Books and supplies $1,250 $1,300 $1,300 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,394 $7,616 $8,000 -5%
Other $2,928 $3,014 $3,100 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,976 $8,198 $8,200 -0%
Other $4,016 $4,146 $4,200 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,296 $3,394 $4,200 -19%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $30,850 $31,784 $33,240 -6%
Off Campus $32,520 $33,498 $34,540 -3%
Off Campus with Family $23,824 $24,548 $26,340 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $30,850 $31,784 $33,240 -6%
Off Campus $32,520 $33,498 $34,540 -3%
Off Campus with Family $23,824 $24,548 $26,340 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $20,600
In-state fees $40
Out-of-state tuition $20,600
Out-of-state fees $40
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $20,600
In-state fee $40
Out-of-state tuition $20,600
Out-of-state fees $40
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 635 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 634 100% $9,915,874 $15,640
Federal grants 343 54% $1,789,105 $5,216
Pell grants 343 54% $1,454,189 $4,240
Other federal grants 309 49% $334,916 $1,084
State/local government grant or scholarships 460 72% $2,471,360 $5,373
Institutional grants or scholarships 627 98% $5,655,409 $9,020
Student loan aid 490 77% $3,096,657 $6,320
Federal student loans 487 76% $2,876,616 $5,907
Other student loans 31 5% $220,041 $7,098
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,362 85% $48,643,454 $20,594
Pell grants 1,248 45% $5,320,080 $4,263
Federal student loans 1,812 65% $13,070,452 $7,213

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,290
Undergraduate enrollment 2,910
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 329
Graduate enrollment 380
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,513 1,169 2,344
Percent admitted 65% 66% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 66% 22% 19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 548 79%
ACT 413 59%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 550
SAT Math 440 548
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 5857
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1714
Football 103-
Golf 147
Soccer -23
Softball -20
Tennis -9
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1970 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1973 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/20/2002 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

07/12/2012 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

02/01/1999 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations119 0
Liquor law violations19250
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 020
Drug law violations 1190
Liquor law violations 19250
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 24918
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 24913
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate6%
Number in default53
Number in repayment882

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00341900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other2-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2-
Category total37-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting120
Business Administration and Management, General12100
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other67-
Finance, General11
Management Information Systems, General10
Marketing/Marketing Management, General19-
Organizational Leadership-1
Category total114102
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science9-
Computer and Information Sciences, General0-
Category total9-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching19-
Elementary Education and Teaching190
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship-18
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education2-
Music Teacher Education6-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3-
Secondary Education and Teaching-0
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-12
Social Studies Teacher Education0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels4-
Category total5330
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1-
Category total5-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature2-
Category total2-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer5-
Music Therapy/Therapist4-
Nursing Education-13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse31-
Category total4013
History Colleges
American History (United States)1-
European History7-
History, General0-
Category total10-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies379
Category total379
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1-
Category total1-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General0-
Mathematics, General3-
Category total3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General35-
Category total35-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Category total15-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0-
Category total0-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1-
Category total48-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other7-
Category total7-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General1-
Political Science and Government, General1-
Social Sciences, General19-
Sociology3-
Category total29-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Religious/Sacred Music2-
Youth Ministry3-
Category total5-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other1-
Graphic Design0-
Music Performance, General2-
Music, General0-
Category total29-
Grand total16154