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College of Charleston: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $7,234 $7,778 $8,400 $8,988 7.0%
Out-of-state $16,800 $18,732 $21,438 $21,846 1.9%
Books and supplies $966 $999 $1,123 $1,170 4.2%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,596 $8,495 $8,999 $9,411 4.6%
Other $2,792 $2,939 $2,771 $2,970 7.2%
Off Campus          
Room and board $8,100 $8,372 $8,158 $9,542 17.0%
Other $3,695 $3,923 $3,816 $4,097 7.4%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $3,695 $3,521 $3,336 $3,556 6.6%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $18,588 $20,211 $21,293 $22,539 5.9%
Off Campus $19,995 $21,072 $21,497 $23,797 10.7%
Off Campus with Family $11,895 $12,298 $12,859 $13,714 6.6%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $28,154 $31,165 $34,331 $35,397 3.1%
Off Campus $29,561 $32,026 $34,535 $36,655 6.1%
Off Campus with Family $21,461 $23,252 $25,897 $26,572 2.6%

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Map of College of Charleston

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,964 3,182 6,782
Percent admitted 64% 62% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 31% 33% 29%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,166 65%
ACT 805 45%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 570 650
SAT Math 570 650
SAT Writing 560 640
ACT Composite 23 26
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 22 26

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1916 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 6/1/1998 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 7/1/2008 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 10/15/1999 -   Accredited