College of Charleston

66 George St, Charleston, SC

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College of Charleston is a public institution located in Charleston, South Carolina and provides a large number of program options for students. College of Charleston has a yearly student enrollment of about 12,000.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs College of Charleston offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken to apply to this school. Scores between 22 - 26 on the ACT or 1120 - 1280 on the SAT are required to greatly increase your chances for getting accepted. An estimated 70% of all students that applied were accepted at College of Charleston, with 25% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $11,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. The cost of on-campus housing is around $7,700 annually. Students enrolled at College of Charleston may be eligible for aid which is generally grants and loans.

The College of Charleston Cougars participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Sports available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division I-AAA)

For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates College of Charleston accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at College of Charleston is around 12,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 91% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $18,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 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 is estimated to range between $70-$84 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $450-$540 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,200-$1,400 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$8,834
Receiving Student Loans43%$6,707

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, College of Charleston may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

College of Charleston has an overall graduation rate which is around 64%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years52%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1998)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1999)
  • Theatre Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation (since 2008)

Intercollegiate Athletics

College of Charleston is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Basketball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Track and Field (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian
  • Sailing

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

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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