Coastal Carolina University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,460
2022 Average Net Price
$14,016
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.11%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.6%
17,161 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,337
88.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48%
1,076 Graduates

About

Coastal Carolina University is a higher education institution located in Horry County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Coastal Carolina University were General Business Administration & Management (191 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (154 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (130 degrees).

In 2022, 2,195 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Coastal Carolina University. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,527 degrees), 4.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $11,460, which is $−12,536 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $11,460, which is $−12,536 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,016.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Coastal Carolina University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,460
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Coastal Carolina University was $11,460. The cost of tuition at Coastal Carolina University is $−12,536 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,016
2022 Value
6.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Coastal Carolina University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,016. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Coastal Carolina University grew by 6.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,624
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Coastal Carolina University was of $9,624 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.55% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.53% with respect to 2021, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.11%
2019 Default Rate
90
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Coastal Carolina University was 3.11%, which represents 90 out of the 2894 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Coastal Carolina University received 17,161 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.9% annual growth. Out of those 17,161 applicants, 13,493 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.6% acceptance rate.

There were 10,337 students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in 2022. 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Coastal Carolina University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
13,493
Accepted Out of 17,161

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Coastal Carolina University was 78.6% (13,493 admissions from 17,161 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.9%, while admissions grew by 10.1%..

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage (2022)
907
Scores Submitted (2022)

34% of enrolled first-time students at Coastal Carolina University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Coastal Carolina University had a total enrollment of 10,337 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Coastal Carolina University is 9,163 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,174. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Coastal Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.4% White, 14% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Two or More Races, 1.21% Asian, 0.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Black or African American Male (7.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.2%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Black or African American Male (4.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Coastal Carolina University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,337 students. The full-time enrollment at Coastal Carolina University is 9,163 and the part-time enrollment is 1,174. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Coastal Carolina University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Coastal Carolina University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,281 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,448 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    632 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Coastal Carolina University is 70.4% White, 14% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.97% Two or More Races, 1.21% Asian, 0.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 285 students (2.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 329 more women than men received degrees from Coastal Carolina University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Coastal Carolina University is white (1,527 degrees awarded). There were 4.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Coastal Carolina University is General Business Administration & Management (191 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (154 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (130 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Coastal Carolina University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (91 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (212 degrees), and Biology (214 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,720,303 people), Secondary school teachers (578,597 people), Physicians (423,089 people), Education administrators (313,776 people), and Other managers (304,618 people).

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (91 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (212 degrees), Biology (214 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Education (267 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (91 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (212 degrees), Biology (214 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Education (267 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,105,452 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (650,986 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (642,281 people), Offices of physicians (240,423 people), and Computer Systems Design (207,494 people).

The most specialized majors at Coastal Carolina University are Applied Sciences (91 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (212 degrees), Biology (214 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Education (267 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Coastal Carolina University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Coastal Carolina University was General Business Administration & Management with 191 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

933
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,262
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 933 degrees were awarded to men at Coastal Carolina University, which is 0.739 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,262).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 167 degrees were awarded to men at Coastal Carolina University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.64 times more than the 102 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Coastal Carolina University in General Psychology, which is 6.47 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 32% of students graduating from Coastal Carolina University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Coastal Carolina University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.651% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,527 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    333 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Coastal Carolina University is white (1,527 degrees awarded). There were 4.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

2.37% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    896 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    631 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Coastal Carolina University is white female (896 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (631 degrees).

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Operations

Coastal Carolina University has an endowment valued at nearly $44.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Coastal Carolina University had a total salary expenditure of 257M. Coastal Carolina University employs 143 Lecturers, 121 Assistant professors and 116 Professors. Most academics at Coastal Carolina University are Male Professor (84), Female Lecturer (81), and Male Lecturer (62).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University are: Service, with 190 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 163 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees.

Endowment

$44.6M
2022 Endowment
12.6%
decline from 2021

Coastal Carolina University has an endowment valued at about $44.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Coastal Carolina University declined 12.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.99M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.38M - Federal
  2. $17M - State
  3. $393k - Local

As of 2022, Coastal Carolina University received $3.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17M from state grants and contracts, and $393k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$97.9M
2022 Salaries
3.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Coastal Carolina University paid a median of $97.9M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($257M) and a 3.83% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.5M
Instructional Salaries
502
Number of Employees

In 2022, Coastal Carolina University paid a total of $38.5M to 502 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
143 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
190 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University were Lecturer with 143 employees, Assistant professor with 121 employees, and Professor with 116 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University were Service with 190 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 163 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Coastal Carolina University was Male Professor with 84 employees, Female Lecturer with 81 employees, and Male Lecturer with 62 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Coastal Carolina University.

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