College of Charleston Overview
College of Charleston is a public institution situated in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is College of Charleston Known For?
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at C of C.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
- On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from C of C to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
College of Charleston Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
C of C has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at C of C.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards C of C has earned from around the web.
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Where Is College of Charleston?
Contact details for C of C are given below.
|Address:||66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424-0001|
How Do I Get Into C of C?
You can apply to C of C online at: https://www.cofc.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for C of C
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into C of C?
Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Average Test Scores
About 49% of students accepted to C of C submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 600.
Can I Afford College of Charleston?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At C of C, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,863 a year. That adds up to $31,452 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at C of C is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
College of Charleston Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 945 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,762 full-time undergraduates at C of C, 34% are male and 66% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Charleston students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||642|
|Hispanic or Latino||551|
South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at College of Charleston. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 47 countries are represented at C of C. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Germany, and China.
Online Learning at College of Charleston
The following chart shows how the online learning population at C of C has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 36th 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 C of C
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of Charleston was 26.4%. This is the #759 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at C of C regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of C of C majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Communication & Journalism||3%|
|Public Relations & Advertising||20%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||25%|
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%.
College of Charleston 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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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