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 College of Charleston

College of Charleston - Charleston, SC

66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001

General information:(843)953-5500
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:11,649(10,461 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
More than 3%
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 $8,988 $10,314 $9,616 7%
Out-of-state $21,846 $23,172 $24,330 -5%
Books and supplies $1,170 $1,204 $1,224 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,411 $9,843 $10,179 -3%
Other $2,970 $2,928 $2,977 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,542 $9,819 $10,085 -3%
Other $4,097 $4,066 $4,115 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,556 $3,551 $3,592 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $22,539 $24,289 $23,996 4%
Off Campus $23,797 $25,403 $25,040 0%
Off Campus with Family $13,714 $15,069 $14,432 7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,397 $37,147 $38,710 -3%
Off Campus $36,655 $38,261 $39,754 -3%
Off Campus with Family $26,572 $27,927 $29,146 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $70
In-state fees $9,546
Out-of-state tuition $70
Out-of-state fees $24,260
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $70
In-state fee $10,510
Out-of-state tuition $70
Out-of-state fees $26,694
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 1,466 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,240 62% $10,885,266 $8,778
Federal grants 412 21% $2,037,324 $4,945
Pell grants 397 20% $1,640,012 $4,131
Other federal grants 399 20% $397,312 $996
State/local government grant or scholarships 955 48% $5,099,725 $5,340
Institutional grants or scholarships 575 29% $3,748,217 $6,519
Student loan aid 855 43% $5,329,813 $6,234
Federal student loans 845 42% $4,632,253 $5,482
Other student loans 51 3% $697,560 $13,678
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 5,287 52% $46,426,289 $8,781
Pell grants 2,226 22% $9,070,438 $4,075
Federal student loans 4,205 42% $29,109,047 $6,922

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 $14,161 $14,555 $16,019
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 $8,959 $8,771 $13,684
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,852 $11,348 $12,691
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,043 $15,124 $15,578
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,580 $16,399 $17,332
$110,001 and more $15,677 $16,004 $18,004

• 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 11,649
Undergraduate enrollment 10,461
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 756
Graduate enrollment 1,188
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$45

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 11,280 3,752 7,528
Percent admitted 70% 66% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 66% 18% 18%
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 X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1289 64%
ACT 856 43%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 560 640
SAT Math 560 640
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English 22 27
ACT Math 21 26
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
All Track Combined -65
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1718
Equestrian -37
Golf 1111
Other Sports -11
Sailing -27
Soccer 2929
Softball -21
Swimming and Diving 2530
Tennis 1010
Track and Field, X-Country 16-
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1916 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

06/01/1998 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2008 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

10/15/1999 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations115 2
Liquor law violations01612
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 002
Liquor law violations 0010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 666
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 1147
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 556
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 812
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 Rate4.1%
Number in default65
Number in repayment1,556

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00342800

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.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Latin American and Caribbean Studies-3--
Women's Studies-3--
Category total-14--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-12--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1425--
Category total14224--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting365--
Business Administration and Management, General2358--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-31--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-72--
Category total59568--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-0--
Category total-0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Organizational Communication, General15-0-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-5--
Category total152340-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science7---
Computer and Information Sciences, General-28--
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-1--
Information Science/Studies-4--
Information Technology--0-
Category total7330-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1946--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented--0-
Elementary Education and Teaching2438--
Foreign Language Teacher Education9---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching017--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-2--
Secondary Education and Teaching-8--
Special Education and Teaching, General1025-0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth2---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other10---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--0-
Category total7423700
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General108--
Category total10105--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-17--
French Language and Literature-3--
German Language and Literature-2--
Language Interpretation and Translation5---
Spanish Language and Literature-4--
Category total585--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-6--
Category total-6--
History Colleges
History, General94--
Category total970--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General320-
Category total3190-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Historic Preservation and Conservation03--
International/Global Studies-1--
Category total043--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies25---
Category total25---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies-0--
Philosophy-5--
Religion/Religious Studies-3--
Category total-43--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other-0--
Chemistry, General-5--
Chemistry, Other-22--
Geology/Earth Science, General-0--
Physics, General-1--
Category total-104--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-1--
Category total-196--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration22---
Category total22---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology-33--
Economics, General-2--
Political Science and Government, General-7--
Sociology-40--
Urban Studies/Affairs-116-
Category total-2676-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-10--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2--
Fine and Studio Arts Management-82-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-7--
Music, General-15--
Visual and Performing Arts, General0---
Category total01932-
Grand total24320480