Quick Facts

Student, Academic, Faculty/Staff, Finance & Facility Data

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  • Fall 2021 Table View.


    Academics

    I.     Admissions

    ·   Application Yield (Freshman)

             - 20,484 Total applications

             - 76% Admitted

             - 16% Enrolled

    ·   Average Test Scores (Enrolled Freshman)

             - 1192 SAT

             - 26 ACT

    ·   Honors College (Enrolled Freshman)

             - 283 Students

    II.   One Year Retention Rates

    ·   All Freshman - 83%

    ·   Transfers - 76%

    III.  Graduation Rates

    ·   4 Year - 56% (First-time, Full-time, DSF)***

    ·   6 Year - 67% (First-time, Full-time, DSF)

    IV.  Degrees Awarded (July 1 - June 31)

    ·   Undergraduate - 2,143

    ·   Graduate - 274

    *** DSF = Degree Seeking Freshman

    V.   Schools

    1).    The Arts

    2).    Business

    3).    Education, Health and Human Performance

    4).    Humanities and Social Sciences

    5).    Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

    6).    Sciences and Mathematics

    ·   Top 5 Programs (Undergraduate)

             -  Biology...........................…………….   732

             - Psychology …………………..……….  689

             - Business Administration.……………..  587

             - Communication…………………….....  554

             - Public Health...... .….....………...…...... 482

    ·   Top 5 Intended Majors (Freshman, % of class)

             - Business Administration …………….   12%

             - Psychology  …………………………..   11%

             - Biology ………………………………  10%

             - Marine Biology....……………………..   5%

             - Marketing.............……………………..  4%

                                               (10% are undecided)

    ·   64 Majors / 79 Minors Offered

    Student

    I. Head Count

    · All Levels -  10,941

    · Undergraduate  - 9,967

    · Graduate - 974

    · Gender (All Levels) - 67% F / 33% M

    II. Diversity

    · African American

             - All Levels …………………..  7%

             - Undergraduate ……………...  6%

             - Graduate ……………………  9%          

    · AALANA*

             - All Levels …………………..  19%

             - Undergraduate………………  19%

             - Graduate ……………………  17%

    · 108 International Students (Undergraduate)

    III. Geographic Distribution

    · Residency (UG)

             - Tuition...........In-state 59% / Out-of-state 41%

             - Geographic....In-state 55% / Out-of-state 45%

    · Top 5 Counties (All Levels)

    - Charleston, Berkley, Greenville, York, Dorchester

    · Top 5 States (All Levels, Excluding SC)

    - NJ 573,  NC 411,  MD 375,   NY 365,  VA 356

    · Top 5 Countries (All Levels, Excluding US)

    - Germany, UK, India, (Tie) Brazil / France / Mexico

    · 52 US States/Territories Rep. (All Levels)

    · 66 Countries Rep. (All Levels)

    IV. Residency (All Levels)

    · 28% Living in Residence Halls

    · 52% Living in Downtown Charleston

    * Under represented minorities include American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Two or More Races

    V.   Clubs, Activities, Athletes

    ·   28 National Fraternities/Sororities**

    ·   220 Clubs/Organizations on Campus

    ·   Over 350 Student Athletes

    VI.  Alumni Fall 2021

    ·   95,338 Total Living Alumni

            - 63,836 Alumni Since 1970

            - 55,193 (58%) Alumni Living in SC

    ** Number subject to registration status changes

    Finance / Facility


    I.   Tuition 2021-21

    ·   In-state: $12,518 UG / $13,770 G

    ·   Out-of-state: $33,978 UG / $37,376 G

    II.   Financial Aid

    ·   Percentage of full-time freshmen receiving some form of financial aid for the 2020-2021 school year: 49%

    ·   Percentage of full-time freshman receiving any type of need-based aid for the 2020-2021 school year: 42%

    ·   Retention of Students With Life Scholarship (Fall 2020 to Fall 2021): 87%

     

    III.   Library

    ·   Number of Books

                     - Physical………………..   658,638

                     - Digital/Electronic ……..   801,443

    ·   376 Electronic Databases

    IV.  Housing

    ·   Occupants In College Housing

                     - Male……………………. 944

                     - Female ……………….... 2,325

                     - Total ………………….... 3,269

    ·   Normal Capacity for College Housing

                     - Total …………………...  3,325

    ·   Room and Board (weighted average)

                     - Housing ………………. $8,409

                     - Board (food) ………….. $4,550

    V.   Total Building Capacity

    ·   132 buildings owned by CofC

    ·    25 buildings leased by CofC

    Faculty / Staff

    I.     Faculty

    ·   509 Full-time / 300 Part-time

    ·   Full-time: 51% Male / 49% Female

    ·   Part-time: 43% Male / 57% Female

    ·   Members of Minority Group (Full-time): 16%

    ·   Members of Minority Group (Part-time): 13%

    ·   Student to Faculty Ratio: 15.7 to 1

    ·   Full-time With Terminal Degree: 89%

    ·   Part-Time With Terminal Degree: 32%

    II.   Staff

    ·   881 Full-time / 120 Part-time

    III. Total Employees

    ·   1,810 total faculty/staff