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Coastal Carolina University Data & Information Overview

27 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Coastal Carolina University Ranked?

#1,334 Best Colleges in Nation
#19 Best Colleges in SC
Liberal Arts General Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 27 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

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Overall Quality

Coastal Carolina University is ranked #1,334 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Coastal Carolina University is also ranked #19 out of 44 schools in South Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Coastal Carolina University?

79% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Coastal Carolina University is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Coastal Carolina University is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 29% 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 520 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 520 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 510 to 590 )
Coastal Carolina University received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 20 to 25 )

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Coastal Carolina University Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

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

72% Freshmen Retention
33% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Coastal Carolina University this rate is 33%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

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

Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,529 Full-Time Undergraduates
29.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,500 undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University with 8,529 being full-time and 971 being part-time.

How Much Does Coastal Carolina University Cost?

$14,129 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
$42,732 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Coastal Carolina University is $14,129. 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 +
$11,261 $11,896 $15,437 $17,600 $18,628

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 63% of students took out student loans averaging $10,683 a year. That adds up to $42,732 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Coastal Carolina University is 8.1%. 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?

$44,305 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
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 $44,305 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Coastal Carolina University students since it is 4% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Coastal Carolina University

South Carolina State
8,529 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

46 Majors With Completions
1,892 Undergraduate Degrees
311 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from Coastal Carolina University. Of these students, 1,892 received undergraduate degrees and 311 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 242 $24,273
Business Administration & Management 194 $36,101
Communication & Media Studies 153 $27,019
Marketing 149 $37,250
Teacher Education Grade Specific 119 $33,586
General Psychology 106 $25,418
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 75 $32,303
Public Health 74 $27,315
General Biology 69 $26,355
Liberal Arts General Studies 65 $25,854

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

65% Take At Least One Class Online
6% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 6,775 students took at least one online class at Coastal Carolina University. This is an increase from the 5,260 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,775 614
2019-2020 5,260 585
2018-2019 4,337 481
2017-2018 4,058 495
2016-2017 3,736 559

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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