College of Charleston

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

Office of Admissions and Adult Student Services

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424-0001

(843) 953-5670

Fax: (843) 953-6322



Contact: Suzette Stille

Director of Admission
Main Address

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424-0001

(843) 953-5507

www.cofc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 9,784

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,956

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,415

Graduate enrollment: 1,583

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
International Business B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Discovery informatics B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Historic Preservation/Conservation B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Astrophysics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

College of Charleston Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (843) 953-5500
Website: www.cofc.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.cofc.edu/apply
Address: 66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424-0001
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,783
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,537 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $12,838
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,020
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,683

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

College of Charleston Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College of Charleston.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 182
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 242
Education 477
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 6
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 16
Visual and Performing Arts 161
Grand total 116223

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College of Charleston and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $12,838
Out-of-state $32,020
Books and supplies $1,218

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $14,120
Out-of-state $35,220

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,500 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,343 73% $9,683
Student loan aid 877 48% $7,863

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,696 58% $9,584
Federal student loans 4,258 43% $6,763

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for College of Charleston. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled College of Charleston students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 11,675 3,501 8,174
Percent admitted 100% 74% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 19% 19%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

College of Charleston Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 10,783
Undergraduate enrollment 9,880
Graduate enrollment 903

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

College of Charleston Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • 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
  • 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

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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