Coastal Carolina University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,696

4.15% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,208

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.64%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.2%

17,768 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,479

86.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

41.7%

832 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 (132 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (127 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (121 degrees).

In 2016, 1,859 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Coastal Carolina University. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,347 degrees), 4.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (301 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $10,696, which is $-9,464 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $10,696, which is $-9,464 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,208.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,696

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Coastal Carolina University was $10,696. The cost of tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $-9,464 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,208

2016 Value

3.78%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Coastal Carolina University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,208. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Coastal Carolina University grew by 3.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,455

Room and Board

$1,150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Coastal Carolina University was of $8,455 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.248% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.701% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2015, when 68% 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.

4.64%

2015 Default Rate

139

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Coastal Carolina University was 4.64%, which represents 139 out of the 2996 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 17,768 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.99% annual growth. Out of those 17,768 applicants, 10,871 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.2% acceptance rate.

There were 10,479 students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in 2016, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Coastal Carolina University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,871

Accepted Out of 17,768

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Coastal Carolina University was 61.2% (10,871 admissions from 17,768 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 59.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.99%, while admissions grew by 5.64%.

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SAT Scores

50%

Submission Percentage

1,043

Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at Coastal Carolina University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Coastal Carolina University has a total enrollment of 10,479 students. The full-time enrollment at Coastal Carolina University is 9,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,409. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Coastal Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68% White, 19.5% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 4.15% Hispanic or Latino, 0.697% Asian, 0.334% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (31%) and Black or African American Male (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.9%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Black or African American Female (7.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Coastal Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,479 students. The full-time enrollment at Coastal Carolina University is 9,070 and the part-time enrollment is 1,409. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2016 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 69%. 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

    7,130

  2. Black or African American

    2,043

  3. Two or More Races

    471

The enrolled student population at Coastal Carolina University is 68% White, 19.5% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 4.15% Hispanic or Latino, 0.697% Asian, 0.334% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 94 students (0.897%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 297 more women than men received degrees from Coastal Carolina University. The majority of degree recipients at Coastal Carolina University are white (1,347 degrees awarded). There were 4.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (301 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Coastal Carolina University is General Business Administration & Management (132 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (127 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (121 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 (46 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees), and Biology (201 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 (2,041,299 people), Physicians & surgeons (414,437 people), Secondary school teachers (367,810 people), Miscellaneous managers (352,489 people), and Education administrators (318,416 people).

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (46 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees), Biology (201 degrees), History (39 degrees), and Communications (127 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (46 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees), Biology (201 degrees), History (39 degrees), and Communications (127 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 (3,061,657 people), Hospitals (655,067 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (586,266 people), Offices of physicians (193,323 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (191,059 people).

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (46 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (205 degrees), Biology (201 degrees), History (39 degrees), and Communications (127 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Coastal Carolina University was General Business Administration & Management with 132 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 781

  2. 1,078

In 2016, 781 degrees were awarded to men at Coastal Carolina University, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,078).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 125 degrees were awarded to men at Coastal Carolina University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.02 times more than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to women at Coastal Carolina University in Marine Biology & Biological Oceonography, which is 2.67 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 26% of students graduating from Coastal Carolina University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Coastal Carolina University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.24% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,347 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    301 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Coastal Carolina University is white (1,347 degrees awarded). There were 4.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (301 degrees).

0.592% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    764 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    583 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Coastal Carolina University is white female (764 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (583 degrees).

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Operations

Coastal Carolina University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $414k (1.62%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Coastal Carolina University had a total expenditure of $190M. Of that $190M, they spent $86.4M on salaries and $190M on benefits.

Coastal Carolina University employs 117 Associate professors, 114 Assistant professors, and 113 Lecturers. Most academics at Coastal Carolina University are Male Professors (67), Male Associate professors(64), and Male Assistant professors (62).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University are: Service, with 139 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 133 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 122 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.6M

2015 Endowment

8.15%

decline from 2014

Coastal Carolina University has an endowment valued at about $25.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Coastal Carolina University declined 8.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.25M lower 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. $2.21M - Federal

  2. $11M - State

  3. $1.18M - Local

As of 2015, Coastal Carolina University received $2.21M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11M from state grants and contracts, and $1.18M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$86.4M

Salary Expenditure

$190M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Coastal Carolina University had a total expenditure of $190M. Of that $190M, they spent $86.4M on salaries and $190M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Coastal Carolina University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$86.4M

2015 Salaries

6.5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Coastal Carolina University paid a median of $86.4M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($190M) and a 6.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.74% growth from 2013 and a 6.85% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27M

Instructional Salaries

431

Number of Employees

In 2015, Coastal Carolina University paid a total of $27M to 431 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

117 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

139 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University were Associate professor with 117 employees; Assistant professor with 114 employees; and Assistant professor with 113 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University were Service with 139 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 133 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 122 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University was Male Professor with 67 employees, Male Associate professor with 64 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 62 employees.

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

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