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Why Coastal Carolina University?

Coastal Carolina University provides a student-centered approach to learning. Exceptional degree programs, high-quality teaching, active learning, a caring and concerned faculty, and a campus-wide commitment to service all come together to create a unique and welcoming educational experience.

84

Number of undergraduate degree programs at CCU (plus 26 graduate programs)

16:1

The student to faculty ratio.

$148M

Awarded in financial aid and scholarships.

11

The number of consecutive years Coastal Carolina University was on America's Best College Buys list.

 

About CCU Students

Total Enrollment: 10,641 students *

  •  South Carolina residents: 49 percent
  •  Out-of-state residents from 47 states: 49 percent
  •  International students from 61 countries: 2 percent
  •  Student to faculty ratio: 16:1

  Undergraduate students: 9,917 
  •  South Carolina residents among first-time freshmen: 44 percent
  •  Average SAT for first-time freshmen: 1,102 (national average: 1,068)
  •  Average ACT for first-time freshmen: 22 (national average: 21)
  •  Average high school GPA for first-time freshmen: 3.58
  •  Students: 54.7 percent female, 45.3 percent male

  Graduate students: 724

  * Enrollment data from Fall 2018

About CCU Faculty and Staff

Full-time faculty with faculty rank: 514  |  Faculty with doctoral/terminal degrees: 76 percent *
Full-time staff: 756 **
Student staff: 1,278 ‌(includes undergraduate positions and graduate assistantships) *
  * From Fall 2018

  ** From Fall 2017

About CCU Academic Programs*

‌Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees through 84 majors. Among CCU's graduate-level programs are 26 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and two doctoral programs: the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science, and the Ph.D. in education. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, and communication. CCU boasts a growing array of internships, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.  View all programs »

About the CCU Campus

‌The University comprises 115 main buildings on our walkable campus, comprised of 621 acres, including the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, located 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 Georgetown. A 1,105-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.
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About CCU Tuition and Fees

Total Undergraduate Tuition, Housing/Meals *
•  South Carolina residents: $21,272 per year
•  Out-of-state residents: $37,014 per year    
Undergraduate Tuition 

•  South Carolina residents: $11,640 per year
•  Out-of-state residents: $27,394 per year  

* Total costs for 2019-2020 include meal plan, approximate median rate for double occupancy residence halls, 2-4 bedroom apartment. Undergraduate tuition includes Fall and Spring semesters based on full-time (12-18 credit hours) and required fees; additional course fees may apply.  View all costs »

For more information about the Coastal Carolina University Teaching Fellows Program, contact Campus Director Amanda J. Darden at adarden1@coastal.edu.