Coastal Carolina University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,460
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,716
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.19%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.4%
14,152 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,118
86.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46%
1,089 Graduates

About

Coastal Carolina University is a higher education institution located in Horry County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Coastal Carolina University were General Business Administration & Management (181 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (157 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (155 degrees).

In 2020, 2,312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Coastal Carolina University. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,638 degrees), 4.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (374 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $11,460, which is $−11,070 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $11,460, which is $−11,070 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,716.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,460
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Coastal Carolina University was $11,460. The cost of tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $−11,070 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,716
2020 Value
2.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Coastal Carolina University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,716. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Coastal Carolina University grew by 2.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,175
Room and Board
$1,082
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Coastal Carolina University was of $9,175 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,082. The cost of room and board increased by 1.18% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.88% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.61% with respect to 2019, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.19%
2018 Default Rate
250
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Coastal Carolina University was 8.19%, which represents 250 out of the 3051 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Coastal Carolina University received 14,152 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.04% annual decline. Out of those 14,152 applicants, 9,970 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,118 students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in 2020, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Coastal Carolina University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,970
Accepted Out of 14,152

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Coastal Carolina University was 70.4% (9,970 admissions from 14,152 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.04%, while admissions declined by −3.89%.

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SAT Scores

51%
Submission Percentage
1,054
Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Coastal Carolina University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Coastal Carolina University has a total enrollment of 10,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Coastal Carolina University is 8,728 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,390. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Coastal Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 17.8% Black or African American, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.18% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.415% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Black or African American Female (9.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Coastal Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Coastal Carolina University is 8,728 and the part-time enrollment is 1,390. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Coastal Carolina University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,758
  2. Black or African American
    1,804
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    570

The enrolled student population at Coastal Carolina University is 66.8% White, 17.8% Black or African American, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.18% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.415% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 278 students (2.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 342 more women than men received degrees from Coastal Carolina University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Coastal Carolina University is white (1,638 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (374 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Coastal Carolina University is General Business Administration & Management (181 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (157 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (155 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Coastal Carolina University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (196 degrees), and Biology (253 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,585,560 people), Secondary school teachers (596,822 people), Physicians (414,274 people), Education administrators (326,492 people), and Other managers (326,144 people).

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (196 degrees), Biology (253 degrees), Communications (156 degrees), and History (39 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (196 degrees), Biology (253 degrees), Communications (156 degrees), and History (39 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,043,212 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (630,332 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (599,286 people), Offices of physicians (246,046 people), and Computer Systems Design (208,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (86 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (196 degrees), Biology (253 degrees), Communications (156 degrees), and History (39 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Coastal Carolina University.
Most Common
  1. 181 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 157 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 155 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Coastal Carolina University was General Business Administration & Management with 181 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

985
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,327
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 985 degrees were awarded to men at Coastal Carolina University, which is 0.742 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,327).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Coastal Carolina University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 105 degrees were awarded to women at Coastal Carolina University in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 2.1 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% of students graduating from Coastal Carolina University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Coastal Carolina University is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.459% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,638 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    374 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Coastal Carolina University is white (1,638 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (374 degrees).

1.51% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    960 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    678 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    195 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Coastal Carolina University is white female (960 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (678 degrees).

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Operations

Coastal Carolina University has an endowment valued at nearly $39.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.63M (6.6%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Coastal Carolina University had a total salary expenditure of $257M. Coastal Carolina University employs 141 Lecturers, 122 Associate professors, and 113 Assistant professors. Most academics at Coastal Carolina University are Female Lecturers (80), Male Professors(77), and Male Associate professors (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University are: Service, with 177 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 136 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.8M
2020 Endowment
4.24%
decline from 2019

Coastal Carolina University has an endowment valued at about $39.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Coastal Carolina University declined 4.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $220k higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.55M - Federal
  2. $14M - State
  3. $516k - Local

As of 2020, Coastal Carolina University received $3.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14M from state grants and contracts, and $516k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$107M
2020 Salaries
12.8%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Coastal Carolina University paid a median of $107M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($257M) and a 12.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.9% growth from 2018 and a 4.87% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.6M
Instructional Salaries
486
Number of Employees

In 2020, Coastal Carolina University paid a total of $34.6M to 486 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
141 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
177 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University were Lecturer with 141 employees; Associate professor with 122 employees; and Associate professor with 113 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University were Service with 177 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 136 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University was Female Lecturer with 80 employees, Male Professor with 77 employees, and Male Associate professor with 69 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Coastal Carolina University.

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