Coastal Carolina University

103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, SC

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Coastal Carolina University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Conway, SC, which is a predominantly urban area. Nearly eight thousand students enroll at Coastal Carolina University annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Coastal Carolina University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. The most common test scores among students admitted to Coastal Carolina University are between 18 to 21 on the ACT, or 910 to 1090 on the SAT exam. Coastal Carolina University accepts roughly 70% of applicants yearly. Of those students accepted, nearly 28% enrolled. More information on admissions can be found here.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $11,000 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $24,000 annually. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $5,500 for the year. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify by way of grants and loans.

The Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers participate in several athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Sports available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Coastal Carolina University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Coastal Carolina University is about 10,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 23% enrolling as graduate students and 94% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $45 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $10,000-$12,000
    • Out-of-State: $24,000-$28,870
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $440-$530 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $1,000-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$7,793
Receiving Student Loans75%$8,891

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Coastal Carolina University may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Coastal Carolina University is approximately 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Coastal Carolina University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big South Conference)
  • Basketball (Big South Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big South Conference)
  • Football (Big South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Military Technology

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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