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National Recognition

Coastal is fully accredited
Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 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.

Coastal is the Best College
Coastal Carolina University is ranked as a "Best College" in the 2014 national review by U.S. News and World Report.


Coastal is a Top College
Coastal Carolina University is ranked as a "Top College" by Forbes magazine in the 2013 national review of America's top colleges.

Coastal is a College of Distinction
Coastal Carolina University has earned a "College of Distinction" designation for 2013-2014 in two categories, as a national public institution and as a state institution.

Coastal is Military Friendly
Coastal Carolina University has been designated a 2014 "Military-Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

Coastal is Affordable
Coastal Carolina University has been ranked one of the top 50 most affordable colleges for its Masters in Education programs.