Coastal Carolina University Overview
Located in Conway, South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Coastal Carolina University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Coastal Carolina University.
- In 2019-2020, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Coastal Carolina University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,305 a year. That's about 9% more than their peers at other schools.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Coastal Carolina University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Coastal Carolina University?
Contact details for Coastal Carolina University are given below.
|Address:||103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, SC 29526|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Coastal Carolina University?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 51% 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 600. Math scores were between 510 and 580.
Can I Afford Coastal Carolina University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Coastal Carolina University, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $10,468 a year. That adds up to $41,872 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Coastal Carolina University is 8.1%. 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
There are also 618 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,529 full-time undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Coastal Carolina University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,527|
|Hispanic or Latino||482|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Coastal Carolina University has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Coastal Carolina University
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Coastal Carolina University was $11,640 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $27,394. The following table shows how Coastal Carolina University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of Coastal Carolina University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Coastal Carolina University was 5.1%. This is the #1,546 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|
|Business Administration & Management||8%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||3%|
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|
|Instructional Media Design||#241|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#436|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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