Coastal Carolina University in Conway

Conway, SC

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Coastal Carolina University offers 201-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 64%. The most popular test is SAT - 61% of students submitted it in comparison to 39% of students who submitted ACT. 44.1% are women, and 55.9% are men. 1% percents of international students. Coastal Carolina University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Coastal Carolina University is 14361$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $16048 and $23514 per year. 46% of full-time Coastal Carolina University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Coastal Carolina University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Coastal Carolina University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,748
$30,001 - $48,000$13,468
$48,001 - $75,000$16,609
$75,001 - $110,000$17,520

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5440

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6329 of Coastal Carolina University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 68 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Coastal Carolina University number 9 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Coastal Carolina University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Coastal Carolina University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Coastal Carolina University graduation rate is below the national average.

46% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Coastal Carolina University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Coastal Carolina University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 2% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Coastal Carolina University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 4% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Coastal Carolina University full-time retention rate is 65% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Coastal Carolina University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
910 - 1080

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 530
Math: 460 - 550
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Coastal Carolina University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Coastal Carolina University is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Coastal Carolina University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Coastal Carolina University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 755 Hwy 544 address in Conway, South Carolina.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Coastal Carolina University with 0.97% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Coastal Carolina University offers 201 programs in total: 132 are for Bachelor's degree, 36 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Post-master's certificate, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state, with one of the highest number of 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate. Coastal Carolina University is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 36 distance education programs that are offered in the Coastal Carolina University: 15 are for Bachelor's degree, 9 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Coastal Carolina University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9031 students with 270938 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 487 with 11686 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Coastal Carolina University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

My son, my niece, and several of their friends attended this university. I am not one to write reviews, but all of them had a bad experience and left within one year and went on to have a great college experience elsewhere.Seems to be a common theme here.

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Overall Rating:

We were impressed with the campus when we toured it last summer. However, today—a week before the published submission date for audition videos, the department emailed with only 24-hour notice announcing that they changed the submission date to tomorrow at 11:59pm. Totally unprofessional.

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Overall Rating:

I'm doing this for a school project so I think it cool

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Overall Rating:

I love being a student at coastal, but I want to take this time to talk about how great their staff in student accounts is. Robert Taylor is very nice and handles his work quickly and correctly. I've never had a more pleasant office experience with anyone. You rock.

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Overall Rating:

I went to CCU for my freshmen year of college. The campus is gorgeous. Great living situations. The weather was awesome. The food on campus was terrible. When I left though they were in the process of making upgrades to the dinning facilities. The athletics are very strong as well. I met a lot of great people.The academic side of the university I was not happy with. I was one of 8 people who came in my freshmen year that transferred by the end of sophomore year to pursue a better academic situation. I was placed in college algebra even though I took Calculus in High School and go a 4 on the AP. After the first month or so I never went to class and got an A. People in that class were struggling with the basic concepts of math. Spanish one there was very easy as well, especially for not taking Spanish for three year. I also had to take a freshmen orientation class which I though was a waste of time because it doesn't teach you anything and if you showed up it was an A. The bio classes were okay, not great. A lot of the same things I did in high school just more detailed. There econ classes were actually very well done, better than my second universities classes. I was also worried about my job prospects after college. They didn't have a strong alumni base in my eyes any where for finance and accounting majors can go and thrive.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 103 Tom Trout Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8433473161

Institution is active in current year: 1

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