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IPEDS ID: 218724
OPE ID: 00345100
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Coastal Carolina University
103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, South Carolina 29526
General information:  (843) 347-3161
Website:  www.coastal.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,263 (9,615 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty431214
Instructional431214
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-74
Instructional-57
Research-17
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$9,760$9,760$10,180$10,5303.4%
Out-of-state$22,050$22,770$23,520$24,3203.4%
Books and supplies$1,096$1,109$1,142$1,1500.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,930$7,926$8,194$9,06010.6%
Other$3,651$3,861$3,858$3,728-3.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,139$8,533$8,758$7,850-10.4%
Other$4,129$4,280$4,288$4,142-3.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,353$4,568$4,586$3,950-13.9%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$22,437$22,656$23,374$24,4684.7%
Off Campus$23,124$23,682$24,368$23,672-2.9%
Off Campus with Family$15,209$15,437$15,908$15,630-1.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$34,727$35,666$36,714$38,2584.2%
Off Campus$35,414$36,692$37,708$37,462-0.7%
Off Campus with Family$27,499$28,447$29,248$29,4200.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$12,792
In-state fees$216
Out-of-state tuition$23,280
Out-of-state fees$216
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,20793%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,80176%$14,035,659$7,793
Federal grants93639%$4,235,515$4,525
Pell grants93639%$4,119,122$4,401
Other federal grants1085%$116,393$1,078
State/local government grant or scholarships1,02143%$5,599,283$5,484
Institutional grants or scholarships86837%$4,200,861$4,840
Student loan aid1,79075%$15,915,521$8,891
Federal student loans1,76874%$10,721,991$6,064
Other student loans30413%$5,193,530$17,084
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,32968%$50,418,830$7,966
Pell grants3,53038%$14,860,640$4,210
Federal student loans6,33668%$44,696,356$7,054
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$14,358$14,231$14,654
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$12,197$11,748$12,534
$30,001 – $48,000$13,701$13,468$13,880
$48,001 – $75,000$16,438$16,609$16,694
$75,001 – $110,000$17,880$17,520$18,460
$110,001 and more$18,512$18,380$18,601
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment10,263
Undergraduate enrollment9,615
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment791
Graduate enrollment648
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 41%
Out-of-state: 58%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 30%
Part-time: 70%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants17,2527,5989,654
Percent admitted60%58%61%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%25%21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,39561%
ACT89239%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450530
SAT Math460550
ACT Composite2024
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 65%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 43%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 47%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 26%
6-year: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 38%
Female: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 14%
Black or African American: 49%
Hispanic/Latino: 36%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 42%
Two or more races: 22%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry15----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General71----
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography10311---
Category total18911---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5321---
Auditing----6
Business Administration and Management, General13640---
Business/Commerce, General----0d
Business/Managerial Economics18----
Finance, General39----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General81d----
Resort Management39d----
Category total366d61--6d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric129----
Category total129----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General11----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-0d---
Information Science/Studies27----
Information Technology0d---0
Category total38d0d--0
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching40----
Education, General-95d---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-34--0
Educational/Instructional Technology----0d
Elementary Education and Teaching44----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching13----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10----
Secondary Education and Teaching-31---
Special Education and Teaching, General170d---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other----1d
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-9---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----0
Category total124169d--1d
Engineering
Engineering Science0----
Category total0----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-6---
English Language and Literature, General42----
Category total426---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature4----
Category total4----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management2d----
Public Health Education and Promotion36----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse45d----
Category total83d----
History
History, General38----
Category total38----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies920---
Category total920---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General10----
Category total10----
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Intelligence, General17----
Category total17----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology---0-
Sustainability Studies---0-
Category total---0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science107----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management780---
Category total1850---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy6----
Category total6----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7----
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical--0--
Physics, General5----
Category total12-0--
Psychology
Psychology, General99----
Category total99----
Social Sciences
Economics, General4----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---0d-
Political Science and Government, General44----
Sociology77----
Category total125--0d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General18----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other9----
Fine/Studio Arts, General16----
Graphic Design39----
Music, General7----
Category total89----
Grand total1,648247007
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, 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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 14
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 248
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 31
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $8,353
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,756
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,685
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 94%
Part-time students: 25%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined4591
Baseball35
Basketball1417
Football118
Golf109
Lacrosse31
Soccer2933
Softball17
Tennis98
Volleyball13
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1976 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)7/12/2012 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/2001 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)1/1/2010 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools3/20/1999 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession213
Drug law violations599583
Liquor law violations88144171
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession111
Drug law violations579071
Liquor law violations75132145
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible46
Rape12
Fondling3
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery120
Aggravated assault020
Burglary393310
Motor vehicle theft131
Arson000
  • For year 2013 Line C was changed from 5 to 6 because an incident was reported in 2014 that occurred in 2013.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible46
Rape11
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery120
Aggravated assault020
Burglary39327
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • For year 2013 Line C was changed from 5 to 6 because an incident was reported in 2014 that occurred in 2013.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate9.3%9.2%10.6%
Number in default248213229
Number in repayment2,6442,3102,141
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)