Graduate Program Overview

College of Charleston is a four-years, public school located in Charleston, South Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $14,230 for South Carolina residents and $37,836 for out-of-state students. It offers thirty-three (33) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameCollege of Charleston
TypeFour-years, Public
Address66 George St, Charleston, SC
Graduate School Students1,084 students
700 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$14,230
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 33 Graduate Programs
23 Master's, 10 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at College of Charleston with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Carolina residents, the tuition & fees are $14,230 and $37,836 for non-South Carolina residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $574 for South Carolina residents and $1,557 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$574$1,557
Books & Supplies$1,262
Room & Board$12,959 (On-Campus) / $12,341 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,954 (On-Campus) / $3,954 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,405$56,011
Off-Campus Total$31,787$55,393
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

College of Charleston offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 33 major areas - 23 Master's , 9 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. 185 students have been conferred Master's degree and 2 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer and Information Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Natural Resources and Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 10,384 students enrolled in College of Charleston including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,084 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 273 male and 811 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 288 full-time and 796 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 700 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 164 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students273
Women Students811
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students288
Part-time Students796
By race/ethnicity 842 White, 102 Black, and 6 Asian students are attending at College of Charleston. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races16
7 students are younger than 22 and 421 students are older than 65. The school has 437 students aged between 22 and 30 and 219 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under7
40 & Over421
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At College of Charleston, 700 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 164 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,084
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses700
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses164
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses220
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses700
South Carolina Resident679
Other State In U.S.21
Outside of U.S.0

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