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Coastal Carolina University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Coastal Carolina University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much 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 Coastal Carolina University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Coastal Carolina University was awarded 28 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Coastal Carolina University as #1,097 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Coastal Carolina University is also ranked #14 out of 34 schools in South Carolina.

See all of the rankings for Coastal Carolina University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Coastal Carolina University?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Coastal Carolina University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 61%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to Coastal Carolina University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 510 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 510 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 510 to 580 )
Coastal Carolina University received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 19 to 24 )

Learn more about Coastal Carolina University admissions.

Coastal Carolina University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Coastal Carolina University, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Coastal Carolina University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Coastal Carolina University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Coastal Carolina University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at Coastal Carolina University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Coastal Carolina University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Coastal Carolina University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,760 undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University with 8,810 being full-time and 950 being part-time.

Coastal Carolina University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 93.25 out of 100, Coastal Carolina University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.25 out of 100
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How Much Does Coastal Carolina University Cost?

The overall average net price of Coastal Carolina University is $16,188. 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 Coastal Carolina University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,909 $15,033 $17,304 $19,333 $20,670

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 Coastal Carolina University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Coastal Carolina University, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $9,423 a year. That adds up to $37,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Coastal Carolina University is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Coastal Carolina University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Coastal Carolina University make about $38,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Coastal Carolina University make the most money.

Location of Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a public institution situated in Conway, South Carolina. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Coastal Carolina University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-347-3161

Coastal Carolina University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Coastal Carolina University. Of these students, 1,920 received undergraduate degrees and 300 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
Health & Physical Education 214 $24,000
Communication & Media Studies 164 $30,900
Business Administration & Management 162 $33,100
Marketing 140 $34,400
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 125 $21,300
General Psychology 112 $25,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 109 $32,900
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 101 $25,700
General Biology 68 $25,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 67 $23,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Coastal Carolina University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Coastal Carolina University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,058 students took at least one online class at Coastal Carolina University. This is an increase from the 3,736 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,058 495
2016-2017 3,736 559
2015-2016 3,575 495
2014-2015 266 17
2013-2014 523 20

Learn more about online learning at Coastal Carolina University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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