Charleston Southern University

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General Information

Admission Office

9200 University Boulevard

Box 118087

Charleston, SC 29423-8087

(843) 863-7050

(800) 947-7474

Fax: (843) 863-7070

Contact: Jim Rhoton

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 118087

Charleston, SC 29423-8087

(843) 863-7000

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,761


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Dramatic/theatre arts and stagecraft B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biological and biomedical sciences B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business administration, management and operations B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B


American History (U.S.) B
European History B
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Science Technologies

Science technologies/technicians B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B
Youth Ministry 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.

Charleston Southern University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (843) 863-7000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC 29406-9121
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,477
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 35%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,986 (57% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $26,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $26,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,886

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

Charleston Southern University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Charleston Southern University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1010
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 104
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 74
History 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 3
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 6723

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Charleston Southern University 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 2019-2020
In-state $26,000
Out-of-state $26,000
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,500
Out-of-state $7,500

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 575 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 574 99% $20,886
Student loan aid 319 55% $7,494

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,685 91% $17,574
Federal student loans 1,741 59% $6,817

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,398 1,809 3,589
Percent admitted 100% 51% 49%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 12% 10%

Admissions Considerations

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

Charleston Southern University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,477
Undergraduate enrollment 2,884
Graduate enrollment 593

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

Charleston Southern University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • 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 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

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