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Coastal Carolina University Overview

Coastal Carolina University is a public institution located in Conway, South Carolina. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Coastal Carolina University Known For?

1,920 Undergraduate Awards
$32,820 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Coastal Carolina University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Coastal Carolina University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Coastal Carolina University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Coastal Carolina University?

Location of Coastal Carolina University

Contact details for Coastal Carolina University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-347-3161
Website: www.coastal.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CoastalCarolinaUniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CCUChanticleers

How Do I Get Into Coastal Carolina University?

You can apply to Coastal Carolina University online at: www.coastal.edu/admissions/apply.html

Admission Requirements for Coastal Carolina University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Coastal Carolina University?

61% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Coastal Carolina University is 61%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to Coastal Carolina University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 510 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 510 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 510 to 580 )
200
800
Coastal Carolina University received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Coastal Carolina University?

$32,820 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
8.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Coastal Carolina University is $32,820. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Coastal Carolina University, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $9,423 a year. That adds up to $37,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Coastal Carolina University is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,941 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,917 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University, with 8,941 being full-time and 976 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Coastal Carolina University

There are also 724 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,941 full-time undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Coastal Carolina University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Coastal Carolina University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 63
Black or African American 1,724
Hispanic or Latino 458
White 5,929
International Students 134
Other Races/Ethnicities 633

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Coastal Carolina University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 54 countries are represented at Coastal Carolina University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Africa, Netherlands, and France.

Online Learning at Coastal Carolina University

495 Took All Classes Online
4,058 Took At Least One Class Online
699.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Coastal Carolina University. In 2017-2018, 4,058 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Coastal Carolina University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Coastal Carolina University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Coastal Carolina University was 699.6%. This is the #121 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Coastal Carolina University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Coastal Carolina University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 20%
Computer Information Systems 9%
Health Professions 11%
Information Technology 79%
Marketing 16%
Nursing 25%
Social Sciences 9%
Special Education 37%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Coastal Carolina University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Coastal Carolina University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Geography & Cartography #1
Instructional Media Design #4
Special Education #4
Hospitality Management #5
Marketing #5
Computer Information Systems #6
Social Sciences #6
Teacher Education Grade Specific #7
Information Technology #8
General Business/Commerce #9
Health & Medical Administrative Services #17
Computer & Information Sciences #17
Education #18
Nursing #19
Business Administration & Management #33
Health Professions #37
Business, Management & Marketing #41

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Health & Physical Education 214 0 14 228
Business Administration & Management 162 0 45 207
Communication & Media Studies 164 0 0 164
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 125 0 17 142
Marketing 140 0 0 140
Teacher Education Grade Specific 109 2 29 140
General Psychology 112 0 0 112
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 101 0 0 101
Liberal Arts General Studies 67 0 10 77
General Biology 68 0 0 68
Instructional Media Design 0 14 53 67
Public Health 66 0 0 66
Accounting 46 0 16 62
Finance & Financial Management 54 0 0 54
Computer Information Systems 53 0 0 53
Sociology 49 0 0 49
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 0 32 40
History 40 0 0 40
Special Education 21 0 17 38
General English Literature 38 0 0 38
Educational Administration 0 3 34 37
Design & Applied Arts 37 0 0 37
Political Science & Government 36 0 0 36
Hospitality Management 29 0 0 29
Drama & Theater Arts 29 0 0 29
Fine & Studio Arts 26 0 0 26
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 20 0 0 20
Information Science 19 0 0 19
Information Technology 0 0 14 14
Business/Managerial Economics 13 0 0 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 12 0 0 12
Nursing 12 0 0 12
Applied Mathematics 12 0 0 12
General Education 0 0 11 11
Music 10 0 0 10
Writing Studies 0 0 8 8
Anthropology 7 0 0 7
Physics 6 0 0 6
Philosophy 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 0 5
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 3 0 0 3
Engineering Science 1 0 0 1
Economics 1 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,920 19 300 2,239

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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