College of Charleston

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,518
17.8k% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,351
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.19%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.3%
15,214 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,384
84.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.7%
1,418 Graduates

About

College of Charleston is a higher education institution located in Charleston County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Charleston were General Business Administration & Management (185 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (163 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (162 degrees).

In 2020, 2,549 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Charleston. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,031 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (186 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Charleston is $12,518, which is $−10,012 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Charleston is $12,518, which is $−10,012 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 $20,351.

In 2020, 68% of undergraduate students attending College of Charleston received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,518
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at College of Charleston was $12,518. The cost of tuition at College of Charleston is $−10,012 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$20,351
2020 Value
2.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 College of Charleston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,351. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of College of Charleston grew by 2.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,837
Room and Board
$1,236
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Charleston was of $11,837 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,236. The cost of room and board increased by 0.263% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.48% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at College of Charleston received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 15.3% with respect to 2019, when 59% 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.
4.19%
2018 Default Rate
86
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at College of Charleston was 4.19%, which represents 86 out of the 2052 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

College of Charleston received 15,214 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 29.1% annual growth. Out of those 15,214 applicants, 11,307 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 10,384 students enrolled at College of Charleston in 2020, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of Charleston has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
11,307
Accepted Out of 15,214

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of Charleston was 74.3% (11,307 admissions from 15,214 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 29.1%, while admissions grew by 22.5%.

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SAT Scores

60%
Submission Percentage
1,223
Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at College of Charleston in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of Charleston has a total enrollment of 10,384 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Charleston is 8,754 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,630. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at College of Charleston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Charleston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.3% White, 7.39% Black or African American, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of Charleston in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.9%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Female (4.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.2%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Black or African American Female (4.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Charleston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,384 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Charleston is 8,754 and the part-time enrollment is 1,630. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at College of Charleston are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 College of Charleston was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), College of Charleston had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,028
  2. Black or African American
    767
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    693

The enrolled student population at College of Charleston is 77.3% White, 7.39% Black or African American, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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, 172 students (1.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 699 more women than men received degrees from College of Charleston. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Charleston is white (2,031 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (186 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Charleston is General Business Administration & Management (185 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (163 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (162 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Charleston, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), and Physical Sciences (94 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Charleston are Physicians (451,020 people), Other managers (290,266 people), Postsecondary teachers (257,870 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (238,075 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (183,241 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Charleston are History (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (94 degrees), Biology (301 degrees), and Communications (170 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 College of Charleston are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at College of Charleston are History (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (94 degrees), Biology (301 degrees), and Communications (170 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Charleston are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (574,136 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (563,434 people), Elementary & secondary schools (518,809 people), Offices of physicians (222,413 people), and Computer Systems Design (204,060 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Charleston are History (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (94 degrees), Biology (301 degrees), and Communications (170 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 College of Charleston.
Most Common
  1. 185 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 163 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 162 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Charleston was General Business Administration & Management with 185 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

925
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,624
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 925 degrees were awarded to men at College of Charleston, which is 0.57 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,624).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 131 degrees were awarded to men at College of Charleston in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 94 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded to women at College of Charleston in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 3.53 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 62% of students graduating from College of Charleston completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 (76.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Charleston is Female and Asian (76.2% 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, 0.282% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,031 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    186 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Charleston is white (2,031 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (186 degrees).

1.37% 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
    1,264 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    767 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Charleston is white female (1,264 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (767 degrees).

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Operations

College of Charleston has an endowment valued at nearly $103M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.11M (3.99%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, College of Charleston had a total salary expenditure of $286M. College of Charleston employs 189 Associate professors, 149 Professors, and 115 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of Charleston are Male Associate professors (106), Male Professors(92), and Female Associate professors (83).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Charleston are: Office and Administrative Support, with 257 employees, Management, with 185 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 112 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$103M
2020 Endowment
2.68%
growth from 2019

College of Charleston has an endowment valued at about $103M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Charleston grew 2.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $63.3M 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. $4.76M - Federal
  2. $21.6M - State
  3. $197k - Local

As of 2020, College of Charleston received $4.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21.6M from state grants and contracts, and $197k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$107M
2020 Salaries
1.6%
growth from 2019

In 2020, College of Charleston paid a median of $107M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($286M) and a 1.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.13% growth from 2018 and a 0.125% 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

$40.6M
Instructional Salaries
511
Number of Employees

In 2020, College of Charleston paid a total of $40.6M to 511 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
189 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
257 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Charleston were Associate professor with 189 employees; Professor with 149 employees; and Professor with 115 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Charleston were Office and Administrative Support with 257 employees; Management with 185 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 112 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Charleston was Male Associate professor with 106 employees, Male Professor with 92 employees, and Female Associate professor with 83 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Charleston.

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