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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 2018

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Student

I. Head Count

· All Levels -  10,783

· Undergraduate  - 9,880

· Graduate - 903

· Gender (All Levels) - 65% F / 35% M

II. Diversity

· African American

         - All Levels …………………..  8%

         - Undergraduate ……………...  8%

         - Graduate ……………………  8%          

· Under Represented Minorities*

         - All Levels …………………..  20%

         - Undergraduate………………  20%

         - Graduate ……………………  16%

· 133 International Students (Undergraduate)

III. Geographic Distribution

· Residency (UG)

         - Tuition...........In-state 66% / Out-of-state 34%

         - Georgraphic...In-state 61% / Out-of-state 39%

· Top 5 Counties (All Levels)

- Charleston, Berkley, Greenville, Dorchester, York

· Top 5 States (All Levels, Excluding SC)

- NJ 426,  NC 370,  MD 298,   NY 288,  MA 281

· Top 5 Countries (All Levels, Excluding US)

- UK, Germany, China, Candada, Mexico

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

· 62 Countries Rep. (All Levels)

IV. Residency (All Levels)

· 29% Living in Residence Halls

· 58% 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

·   25 National Fraternities/Sororities

·   275 Clubs/Organizations on Campus

·   Over 400 Student Athletes

VI.  Alumni Fall 2017

·   86,849 Total Living Alumni

        - 57,786 Alumni Since 1970

        - 50,451 (58%) Alumni Living in SC

Academics

I.     Admissions

·   Application Yield (Freshman)

         - 11,674 Total applications

         - 80% Admitted

         - 23% Enrolled

·   Average Test Scores (Enrolled Freshman)

         - 1170 SAT

         - 25 ACT

·   Honors College (Enrolled Freshman)

         - 264 Students

II.   One Year Retention Rates

·   All Freshman - 79%

·   Transfers - 76%

III.  Graduation Rates

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

·   6 Year - 71% (First-time, Full-time, DSF)

IV.  Degrees Awarded (July 1 - June 31)

·   Undergraduate - 2,380

·   Graduate - 246

** 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)

         -  Biology...........................…………….   693

         - Business Administration.……………..  612

         - Psychology …………………..……….  516

         - Communication…………………….....  483

         - Public Health...... .….....………...…...... 447

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

         - Biology ………………………………  14%

         - Business Administration …………….   10%

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

         - Communication    ……………………..  5%

         - Marine Biology....……………………..   5%

·   61 Majors / 78 Minors Offered

Faculty / Staff

I.     Faculty

·   534 Full-time / 355 Part-time

·   Full-time: 54% Male / 46% Female

·   Part-time: 45% Male / 55% Female

·   Members of Minority Group (Full-time): 16%

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

·   Student to Faculty Ratio: 14.5 to 1

·   Full-time With Terminal Degree: 90%

·   Part-Time With Terminal Degree: 37%

II.   Staff

·   969 Full-time / 160 Part-time

III. Total Employees

·   2,018 total faculty/staff

 

Finance / Facility

I.   Tuition 2017-18

·   In-state: $12,418 UG / $13,660 G

·   Out-of-state: $31,600 UG / $34,760 G

II.   Financial Aid

·   Percentage of full-time freshmen receiving some form of financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year: 53%

·   Percentage of full-time freshman receiving any type of need-based aid for the 2017-2018 school year: 39%

·   Retention of Students With Life Scholarship (Fall 2016 to Fall 2017): 69%

 

III.   Library

·   Number of Books

                 - Physical………………..   700,910

                 - Digital/Electronic ……..   573,884

·   326 Electronic Databases

IV.  Housing

·   Occupants In College Housing

                 - Male……………………. 1,018

                 - Female ……………….... 2,340

                 - Total ………………….... 3,358

·   Normal Capacity for College Housing

                 - Total …………………...  3,424

·   Room and Board (weighted average)

                 - Housing ………………. $7,866

                 - Board (food) ………….. $4,300

V.   Total Building Capacity

·   131 buildings owned by CofC

·    28 buildings leased by CofC