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Citadel Military College of South Carolina Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Citadel Military College of South Carolina, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Citadel Military College of South Carolina Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina was awarded 32 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

The Citadel landed the #234 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when The Citadel held the #296 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 34 colleges in South Carolina, The Citadel is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into The Citadel?

Acceptance Rate

Citadel Military College of South Carolina has an acceptance rate of 81%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 44% of students accepted to The Citadel submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Citadel Military College of South Carolina  ( 510 to 610 )
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SAT Math Scores for Citadel Military College of South Carolina  ( 510 to 610 )
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The Citadel received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Citadel Military College of South Carolina  ( 20 to 25 )
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Citadel Military College of South Carolina Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At The Citadel, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Citadel Military College of South Carolina is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Freshmen Retention Rate

Citadel Military College of South Carolina has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at The Citadel for first-time, full-time students is 58%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at The Citadel

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,837 undergraduates at The Citadel with 2,559 being full-time and 278 being part-time.

The Citadel Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for The Citadel is 21.26 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  21.26 out of 100
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How Much Does Citadel Military College of South Carolina Cost?

The overall average net price of The Citadel is $17,935. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for The Citadel

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,353 $12,626 $14,120 $21,443 $23,190

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of The Citadel, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At The Citadel, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $12,362 a year. That adds up to $49,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at The Citadel is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do The Citadel Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from The Citadel make around $56,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for The Citadel students since it is 39% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Citadel Military College of South Carolina is a public institution located in Charleston, South Carolina. The location of The Citadel is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Contact details for The Citadel are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409
Phone: 843-225-3294
Website: www.citadel.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCitadel
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TheCitadelOEA

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 28 majors graduated from Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Of these students, 619 received undergraduate degrees and 297 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 178 $44,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 87 $37,000
Political Science & Government 60 $36,800
Civil Engineering 51 $57,300
Mechanical Engineering 44 NA
Health & Physical Education 33 $39,000
Electrical Engineering 33 $60,600
General Biology 27 $35,100
Accounting 20 NA
History 19 $37,300

Learn more about the majors offered at Citadel Military College of South Carolina along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at The Citadel

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 731 students took at least one online class at Citadel Military College of South Carolina. This is an increase from the 674 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 731 381
2016-2017 674 367
2015-2016 465 167
2014-2015 278 87
2013-2014 277 99

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