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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
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,478 (8,867 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller 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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty410184
Instructional410184
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-47
Instructional-39
Research-8
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$9,390$9,760$9,760$9,7600.0%
Out-of-state$20,270$21,560$22,050$22,7703.3%
Books and supplies$1,062$1,082$1,096$1,1091.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,350$7,700$7,930$7,926-0.1%
Other$3,536$3,604$3,651$3,8615.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,166$7,964$8,139$8,5334.8%
Other$4,000$4,076$4,129$4,2803.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,216$4,297$4,353$4,5684.9%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$21,338$22,146$22,437$22,6561.0%
Off Campus$22,618$22,882$23,124$23,6822.4%
Off Campus with Family$14,668$15,139$15,209$15,4371.5%
Out-of-state
On Campus$32,218$33,946$34,727$35,6662.7%
Off Campus$33,498$34,682$35,414$36,6923.6%
Off Campus with Family$25,548$26,939$27,499$28,4473.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$11,976
In-state fees$80
Out-of-state tuition$18,936
Out-of-state fees$80
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid12,00491%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,61473%$12,821,968$7,944
Federal grants86639%$3,854,164$4,451
Pell grants86639%$3,702,759$4,276
Other federal grants1457%$151,405$1,044
State/local government grant or scholarships1,07549%$5,781,993$5,379
Institutional grants or scholarships63329%$3,185,811$5,033
Student loan aid1,60073%$13,096,271$8,185
Federal student loans1,58472%$9,439,149$5,959
Other student loans22210%$3,657,122$16,474
  • 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 aid15,72765%$43,431,542$7,584
Pell grants3,29738%$13,718,387$4,161
Federal student loans5,99869%$41,972,125$6,998
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$12,782$13,903$14,358
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,476$11,263$12,197
$30,001 – $48,000$11,932$12,691$13,701
$48,001 – $75,000$14,861$17,012$16,438
$75,001 – $110,000$16,424$17,247$17,880
$110,001 and more$17,116$17,799$18,512
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment9,478
Undergraduate enrollment8,867
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment779
Graduate enrollment611
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
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: 69%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 46%
Out-of-state: 53%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 27%
Part-time: 73%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,9934,8626,131
Percent admitted74%72%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%30%25%
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 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,36062%
ACT84538%
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 Composite1923
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: 63%
Part-time students: 17%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
Transfer-out rate: 17%
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:
4-year: 25%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 41%
Female: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 56%
Asian: 38%
Black or African American: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 43%
White: 45%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%
Non-resident alien: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
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
Biochemistry5--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General76--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography879-
Category total1689-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5520-
Auditing--0
Business Administration and Management, General14642-
Business/Managerial Economics16--
Finance, General44--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General91--
Resort Management30--
Category total382620
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric112--
Category total112--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General13--
Information Science/Studies8--
Information Technology--1
Category total21-1
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching59--
Education, General-27d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-33-
Elementary Education and Teaching42--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching21--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching15--
Secondary Education and Teaching-43-
Special Education and Teaching, General16--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-12-
Category total153115d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-12-
English Language and Literature, General34--
Category total3412-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature13--
Category total13--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0d--
Public Health Education and Promotion56--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17--
Category total73d--
History
History, General47--
Category total47--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies66--
Category total66--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General9--
Category total9--
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Intelligence, General0--
Category total0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science80--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management84--
Category total164--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5--
Category total5--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4--
Physics, General4--
Category total8--
Psychology
Psychology, General81--
Category total81--
Social Sciences
Economics, General3--
Political Science and Government, General37--
Sociology47--
Category total87--
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General16--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other13--
Fine/Studio Arts, General19--
Graphic Design20--
Music, General19--
Category total87--
Grand total1,5101981
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined52109
Baseball35
Basketball1515
Football107
Golf1111
Lacrosse28
Soccer2230
Softball21
Tennis99
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1976 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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, Commission on Community/Junior College 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
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)7/12/2012 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession422
Drug law violations458559
Liquor law violations1288188
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession411
Drug law violations418357
Liquor law violations1157275
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible164
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault210
Burglary888739
Motor vehicle theft321
Arson010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible164
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault110
Burglary798639
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • (!) 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.
  • 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 Year20102009
Default rate7.7%7.1%
Number in default135107
Number in repayment1,7491,506
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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