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IPEDS ID: 451510
OPE ID: 04096300
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Charleston School of Law
81 Mary Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
General information:  (843) 329-1000
Website:  www.charlestonlaw.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  564 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.charlestonlaw.edu/prospective-students/
Apply Onlinewww.lsac.org/
Financial Aidcharlestonlaw.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatormappingyourfuture.org
Disability Serviceswww.charlestonlaw.edu/academics/curriculum-and-course-registration-overview/students-with-disabilities/
Mission Statement
  Mission:
To teach students through a rigorous, skills-based study program;
To teach the practice of law as a profession, having as its chief aim providing public service;
To institute and coordinate legal outreach programs to the South Carolina and American Bars, local, state and federal governments, as well as to the general population; and
To provide an inclusive, diverse environment in which to encourage and foster collegial, collaborative and professional relationships among students, faculty, staff and the community.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty2331
Instructional2331
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$40,596
Fees$952
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all graduate)564
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Legal Professions and Studies
Law112
Category total112
Grand total112
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 15
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 - graduates: $27,056
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar(!)7/1/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling001
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary116
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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 Year201520142013
Default rate1.0%1.2%0.8%
Number in default232
Number in repayment187233223
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)