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College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
10,384
College of Charleston overview
Location Charleston, South Carolina
Online cofc.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
College of Charleston overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Charleston, South Carolina, College of Charleston is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 15,214 prospective students applied, and 11,307 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,052 enrolled in the school.  8,754 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,630 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $12,518 plus fees of $460. CofC is ranked 339 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

CofC is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for College of Charleston within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
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SAT 1070/1240
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.97
Applications Accepted
74.3% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Carolina Resident Tuition
$12,518
In State Costs for College of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,262
Other Fees$460
Room and Board $12,959
Budget for Other Expenses$3,954
Total One Year Cost$31,153
Out of State Resident Tuition
$32,848
Out of State Costs for College of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,262
Other Fees$460
Room and Board $12,959
Budget for Other Expenses$3,954
Total One Year Cost$51,483

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of Charleston students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Social Sciences 11%
Education 10%
Communication 10%
Biology 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217819 IPEDS survey data for College of Charleston.

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