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Quick Facts

Student, Academic, Faculty/Staff, Finance & Facility Data

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Information Management will produce an annual Quick Facts brochure during the spring semester. Each brochure will encompass official data for the previous fall semester, unless explicitly stated otherwise within the brochure.

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Fall 2017

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Student

I. Head Count

· All Levels -  10,863

· Undergraduate  - 9,895

· Graduate - 968

· Gender (All Levels) - 64% F / 36% M

II. Diversity

· African American

         - All Levels …………………..  8%

         - Undergraduate ……………...  8%

         - Graduate ……………………  11%          

· Under Represented Minorities*

         - All Levels …………………..  20%

         - Undergraduate………………  20%

         - Graduate ……………………  19%

· 121 International Students (Undergraduate)

III. Geographic Distribution

· Tuition Residency (UG)

         - In-state 68% / Out-of-state 32%

· Top 5 Counties (All Levels)

- Charleston, Berkley, Greenville, Dorchester, York

· Top 5 States (All Levels, Excluding SC)

- NJ 384,  NC 362,  NY 299,   MD 297,  PA 245

· Top 5 Countries (All Levels, Excluding US)

- UK, Germany, China, Candada, Jamaica

· 52 US States/Territories Rep. (All Levels)

· 61 Countries Rep. (All Levels)

IV. Residency (All Levels)

· 28% Living in Residence Halls

· 55% Living in Downtown Charleston

* Under represented minorities include American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Two or More Races

V.   Clubs, Activities, Athletes

·   26 National Fraternities/Sororities

·   235 Clubs/Organizations on Campus

·   Over 350 Student Athletes

VI.  Alumni Fall 2017

·   82,103 Total Living Alumni

        - 57,777 Alumni Since 1970

        - 48,372 Alumni Living in the Charleston Area

Academics

I.     Admissions

·   Application Yield (Freshman)

         - 11,900 Total applications

         - 80% Admitted

         - 19% Enrolled

·   Average Test Scores (Enrolled Freshman)

         - 1161 SAT

         - 25 ACT

·   Honors College (Enrolled Freshman)

         - 193 Students

II.   One Year Retention Rates

·   All Freshman - 78%

·   Transfers - 78%

III.  Graduation Rates

·   4 Year - 57% (First-time, Full-time, DSF)**

·   6 Year - 69% (First-time, Full-time, DSF)

IV.  Degrees Awarded (July 1 - June 31)

·   Undergraduate - 2,304

·   Graduate - 270

** DSF = Degree Seeking Freshman

 

V.   Schools

1).    The Arts

2).    Business

3).    Education, Health and Human Performance

4).    Humanities and Social Sciences

5).    Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

6).    Professional Studies

7).    Sciences and Mathematics

·   Top 5 Programs (Undergraduate)

         - Business Administration …………….   685

         - Biology………………………………..  675

         - Psychology …………………..……….  509

         - Communication…………………….....  469

         - Exercise Science .….....………...…...... 396

·   Top 5 Intended Majors (Freshman, % of class)

         - Biology ………………………………  15%

         - Business Administration …………….   11%

         - Psychology  …………………………..   7%

         - Communication    …………………….  4%

         - Marketing …….. ……………………..   4%

·   60 Majors / 74 Minors Offered

Faculty / Staff

I.     Faculty

·   522 Full-time / 356 Part-time

·   Full-time: 56% Male / 44% Female

·   Part-time: 44% Male / 56% Female

·   Members of Minority Group (Full-time): 15%

·   Members of Minority Group (Part-time): 12%

·   Student to Faculty Ratio: 14.9 to 1

·   Full-time With Terminal Degree: 92%

·   Part-Time With Terminal Degree: 40%

II.   Staff

·   983 Full-time / 185 Part-time

III. Total Employees

·   2,046 total faculty/staff

 

Finance / Facility

I.   Tuition 2017-18

·   In-state: $11,998 UG / $13,198 G

·   Out-of-state: $30,386 UG / $33,424 G

II.   Financial Aid

·   Percentage of full-time freshmen receiving some form of financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year: 53%

·   Percentage of full-time freshman receiving any type of need-based aid for the 2016-2017 school year: 39%

·   Retention of Students With Life Scholarship (Fall 2015 to Fall 2016): 66%

 

III.   Library

·   Number of Books

                 - Physical………………..   709,975

                 - Digital/Electronic ……..   618,642

·   326 Electronic Databases

IV.  Housing

·   Occupants In College Housing

                 - Male……………………. 1,017

                 - Female ……………….... 2,185

                 - Total ………………….... 3,202

·   Normal Capacity for College Housing

                 - Total …………………...  3,404

·   Room and Board (weighted average)

                 - Housing ………………. $7,828

                 - Board (food) ………….. $4,220

V.   Total Building Capacity

·   124 buildings owned by CofC

·    25 buildings leased by CofC