College of Charleston

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

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Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

66 George St, Charleston, SC, 29424-0001

(843) 953-5500 

www.cofc.edu 

admissions.cofc.edu/   

finaid.cofc.edu/   

www.applyweb.com/apply/charles/indexa.html   

The College of Charleston is a state supported comprehensive institution providing a high quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Low country and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior quality undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College. The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves a diverse student body from its geographical area and attracts students from national and international communities. The College provides students a community in which to engage in original inquiry and creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. This community, founded on the principles of the liberal arts tradition, provides students the opportunity to realize their intellectual and personal potential and to become responsible, productive members of society. In addition to offering a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs, the College currently provides an increasing number of masters’ degree programs, which are compatible with the community and the state. As a prominent component of the state's higher education system, the College encourages and supports research. Its faculty are important sources of knowledge and expertise for the community, state, and nation. Additionally, the College provides an extensive credit and non-credit continuing education program and cultural activities for residents of the Low country of South Carolina.

Public, 4-year or above 

Bachelor's
Master's

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $9,918 $9,616 $10,314
In State $9,918 $9,616 $10,314
Out of State $25,304 $24,330 $23,172
Books and Supplies $1,167 $1,224 $1,204
On Campus      
Room and Board $10,461 $10,179 $9,843
Other Expenses $3,920 $2,977 $2,928
Off Campus      
Room and Board $8,959 $10,085 $9,819
Other Expenses $3,920 $4,115 $4,066
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $4,134 $3,592 $3,551

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Basketball Southern Conference
Baseball Southern Conference
Cross Country/Track Southern Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
(scholarships/fellowships)
21.0% $4,369
State/Local Grant
(scholarships/fellowships)
48.0% $5,124
Institutional Grants
(scholarships/fellowships)
31.0% $6,730
Loans 46.0% $6,326
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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