Charleston Southern University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - ExcellentSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Charleston Southern University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,625 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1964 and is one of the 8 colleges and schools located in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Southern University is affiliated with Baptist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
61
Fair
At Charleston Southern University you can obtain your bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Charleston Southern University follows a continuous curriculum calendar system and has 61 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Business, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
65%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Charleston Southern University is relatively low at 65% (close to South Carolina average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Charleston Southern University is low: 37%. Around 28% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Charleston Southern University is pretty decent - 15:1. Read more details about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$23,500
High
Average tuition cost is high, about $23,400 per year. The additional fees at Charleston Southern University beyond tuition are roughly $100, which comes to $23,500 per academic year.

Read the details about Charleston Southern University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
60%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 4,390 applications were submitted and 2,643 were accepted; so it is not very hard to enroll at this school.

Charleston Southern University will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Charleston Southern University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Charleston Southern University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Charleston Southern University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
Charleston Southern University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,400 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Charleston Southern University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Charleston Southern University seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Charleston Southern University Location and Maps



Post Address: Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina 29406-9121, USA
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