Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,679
Graduate Enrollment: 616
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Baptist

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 57.21%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 30.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 9.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,082
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 990 - 1200

2022 Median Admit ACT: 21
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 18 - 23

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 57.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 35.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 23.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 14.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 66.3%
Black: 16.7%
Hispanic: 3.6%
Asian: 1.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
2+ races: 4.3%
Non-resident alien: 1.8%
Unknown race: 5.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $40,591
In-State tuition: $28,930
Out-of-State tuition: $28,930

Estimated books and supplies: $0 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,032 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,460 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,670 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,460 (2022)

Average Family Income: $64,070 (2017)
Median Family Income: $40,996 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 37.2%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 55.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $26,471 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $281 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $17,173
$30k-48k $15,225
$48k-75k $14,813
$75k-110k $18,923
$110k+ $19,214

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 38%
6-year graduation rate: 49%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $26,471 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,526 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 58.8% (2015)
@3 year 67.3% (2017)
@5 year 74.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 32.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 34.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $37,695 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $43,663 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 38 $27,000 $258 $29,593 ($2,466) $35,818 ($2,985)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 52 $27,000 $269 $51,516 ($4,293) $60,513 ($5,043)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 78 $469 $58,283 ($4,857) $70,328 ($5,861)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 18 $41,730 ($3,478)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 7
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 9
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 18
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 1
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 19 $36,229 ($3,019)
Bachelor's Degree History. 9
Bachelor's Degree Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 37 $27,000 $286 $29,018 ($2,418) $37,652 ($3,138)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 33 $27,000 $286 $35,530 ($2,961) $42,448 ($3,537)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 14 $41,974 ($3,498) $58,569 ($4,881)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 17 $26,955 $262 $30,286 ($2,524) $32,051 ($2,671)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 22 $27,000 $286 $23,745 ($1,979) $38,545 ($3,212)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 4
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 6
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 6 $1,424
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 11
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 76 $31,000 $315 $59,587 ($4,966) $66,480 ($5,540)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 2
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 16
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 13 $50,461 ($4,205) $58,363 ($4,864)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 49 $27,000 $277 $36,799 ($3,067) $36,021 ($3,002)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 27 $27,323 $290 $36,915 ($3,076)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 38 $28,979 $286 $34,232 ($2,853) $35,200 ($2,933)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Natural Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 44 $27,000 $286 $25,803 ($2,150) $37,342 ($3,112)
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 21 $20,436 ($1,703)
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Religious/Sacred Music. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $54,981
Full time faculty: 62%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $20,142,676 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $24,414,629 (2022)