- Fall 2012 enrollment: 9,335 students from 44 states and 51 foreign countries
- South Carolina residents:
- First-time freshmen: 46 percent
- All undergraduate students: 53 percent
- Out-of-state residents including international:
- First-time freshmen: 54 percent
- All undergraduate students: 47 percent
- Male/Female: 45/55 percent
- Average SAT score for first-time freshmen: 1,000
- Average high school GPA for first-time freshmen: 3.32
- Student to Faculty ratio: 17:1
Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 65 major fields of study; new undergraduate programs include: Biochemistry, Economics (B.A.), Graphic Design, Information Systems, Intelligence and National Security Studies, Musical Theatre and Theatre Arts (both B.F.A.), and completion programs in Health Administration (online) and Nursing. Additional specializations have been added to the existing programs of Biology, Communication, Finance, and Sociology.
The University also offers seven master's degree programs: the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies; Master of Arts in Education, Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Learning and Teaching (M.Ed.), and the Master of Arts in Writing.
The University will begin offering its first doctoral program – the Ph.D. in Coastal and Marine Systems Science – in Fall 2014.
A growing number of international partnerships make it possible for Coastal Carolina University students to study in places such as Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, France, Germany, Japan and Spain.
Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate degree and master's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Coastal Carolina University. All other inquiries about the University should be directed to Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, South Carolina, 29528-6054, or, 843-347-3161, not the Commission.
The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The Spadoni College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Education.
Coastal Carolina University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The Department of Computer Science is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
- Full-time teaching faculty: 355
- Faculty with doctoral or terminal degrees: 79 percent
- Full-time staff: 667
- Student employees: More than 1,100
The University comprises 72 main buildings on 630 acres including the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, located on the East Campus in the Atlantic Center on U.S. 501, and The General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University, a public 18-hole golf facility located adjacent to the campus. The University also offers courses in Litchfield and the Myrtle Beach Education Center. A 1,062-acre tract that includes a portion of Waties Island provides a natural laboratory for extensive study in marine science and wetlands biology on an Atlantic coast barrier island.
NCAA Division I / Big South
- Women’s intercollegiate teams: basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, outdoor track and field, and volleyball.
- Men’s intercollegiate teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, outdoor track and field.
- The mascot/nickname for the University is the Chanticleer, the crafty quick-thinking rooster from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Tuition, Housing, Meals (2013-2014)
In-state Tuition: $9,680 per year*
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,630 per year*
Housing, Meals: Range $7,300 to $9,960 per year*
*Figures include fall and spring semesters
Total budget: FY13 $182 million
State appropriations: 4.97 percent of total budget
More than $255 million
Updated July 2013