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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 2016

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Student

I. Head Count

· All Levels -  11,294

· Undergraduate  - 10,375

· Graduate - 919

· Gender (All Levels) - 64% F / 36% M

II. Diversity

· African American

         - All Levels …………………..  8%

         - Undergraduate ……………...  8%

         - Graduate ……………………  9%          

· Under Represented Minorities*

         - All Levels …………………..  19%

         - Undergraduate………………  19%

         - Graduate ……………………  16%

· 110 International Students (Undergraduate)

III. Geographic Distribution

· Tuition Residency (UG)

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

· Top 5 Counties (All Levels)

- Charleston, Greenville, Berkley, Dorchester, York

· Top 5 States (All Levels, Excluding SC)

- NJ 385,  NC 376,  NY 321,   MD 299,  PA 279

· Top 5 Countries (All Levels, Excluding US)

- Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, China

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

· 62 Countries Rep. (All Levels)

IV. Residency (All Levels)

· 32% Living in Residence Halls

· 54% 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

·   243 Clubs/Organizations on Campus

·   Over 300 Student Athletes

VI.  Alumni Fall 2015

·   58,318 Living Graduates

·   57,324 Graduates Since 1970

·   22,281 (38%) Graduates Living in the Charleston Area

Academics

I.     Admissions

·   Application Yield (Freshman)

         - 10,828 Total applications

         - 84% Admitted

         - 26% Enrolled

·   Average Test Scores (Enrolled Freshman)

         - 1096 SAT

         - 24 ACT

·   Honors College (Enrolled Freshman)

         - 194 Students

II.   One Year Retention Rates

·   All Freshman - 79%

·   Transfers - 77%

III.  Graduation Rates

·   4 Year - 62% (First-time, Full-time, DSF)**

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

IV.  Degrees Awarded (July 1 - June 31)

·   Undergraduate - 2,613

·   Graduate - 244

** 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 …………….   786

         - Biology………………………………..  727

         - Psychology …………………..……….  536

         - Communication…………………….....  431

         - Exercise Science .….....………...…...... 408

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

         - Biology ………………………………  13%

         - Business Administration …………….   10%

         - Psychology  …………………………..   6%

         - Communications   …………………….  5%

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

·   60 Majors / 74 Minors Offered

Faculty / Staff

I.     Faculty

·   531 Full-time / 364 Part-time

·   Full-time: 55% Male / 45% Female

·   Part-time: 44% Male / 56% Female

·   Members of Minority Group (Full-time): 14%

·   Members of Minority Group (Part-time): 10%

·   Student to Faculty Ratio: 15.4 to 1

·   Full-time With Terminal Degree: 91%

·   Part-Time With Terminal Degree: 39%

II.   Staff

·   994 Full-time / 168 Part-time

III. Total Employees

·   2,057 total faculty/staff

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Finance / Facility

I.   Tuition 2016-17

·   In-state: $11,386 UG / $12,524 G

·   Out-of-state: $29,544 UG / $32,498 G

II.   Financial Aid

·   Percentage of full-time freshmen receiving some form of financial aid for the 2015-2016 school year: 53%

·   Percentage of full-time freshman receiving any type of need-based aid for the 2015-2016 school year: 40%

·   Retention of Students With Life Scholarship (Fall 2014 to Fall 2015): 68%

 

III.   Library

·   Number of Books

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

                 - Digital/Electronic ……..   573,884

·   328 Electronic Databases

IV.  Housing

·   Occupants In College Housing

                 - Male……………………. 1,042

                 - Female ……………….... 2,283

                 - Total ………………….... 3,325

·   Normal Capacity for College Housing

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

·   Room and Board (weighted average)

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

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

V.   Total Building Capacity

·   129 buildings owned by CofC

·    28 buildings leased by CofC