Coastal Carolina University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Conway, SC

$11,640

Avg in-state tuition

$27,394

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Coastal Carolina University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Coastal Carolina University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Conway, South Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,118, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 70%. The university offers 53 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 46%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $11,640, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $27,394.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

70% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

73% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

46% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1020-1180

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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10k

Students enrolled

52%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

67%

Black

18%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

56%

Socio-economic diversity

35% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

10

Total Online Enrollment

5,260

Student Location Breakout

52% 48%

Percent of Programs Online

84% On-campus

16% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 25% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 60% online

Master's Check Bold 29% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

87%

State Grant Aid

50%

Institution Grant Aid

56%

Pell Grant

35%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,614
State Grant Aid $6,340
Institution Grant Aid $7,193
Pell Grant Aid $4,929

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.