Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Coastal Carolina University Ranked?

2022 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 100 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is resort management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Coastal Carolina University is ranked #1,399 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 50 colleges in South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University is ranked at #17.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Coastal Carolina University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Coastal Carolina University is 70%. 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 51% 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 600. Math scores were between 510 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 510 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 510 to 580 )
Coastal Carolina University received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Coastal Carolina University  ( 19 to 25 )

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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 of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Coastal Carolina University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Coastal Carolina University have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

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

Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Coastal Carolina University is $14,749. 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 +
$12,442 $12,933 $15,010 $18,059 $18,293

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $10,468 a year. That adds up to $41,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Coastal Carolina University is 7.2%. 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 46 majors graduated from Coastal Carolina University. Of these students, 2,028 received undergraduate degrees and 282 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 189 $25,658
Business Administration & Management 181 $37,826
Marketing 157 $39,452
Communication & Media Studies 155 $29,167
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 132 $25,551
Liberal Arts General Studies 104 $26,739
Teacher Education Grade Specific 103 $33,037
General Psychology 94 $26,214
General Biology 92 $24,164
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 86 $33,993

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 2019-2020, 5,260 students took at least one online class at Coastal Carolina University. This is an increase from the 4,337 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,260 585
2018-2019 4,337 481
2017-2018 4,058 495
2016-2017 3,736 559
2015-2016 3,575 495

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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