College of Charleston Graduate Schools

College of Charleston (referred to as C of Charleston) is a Public, 4 years school located in Charleston, SC. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at College of Charleston is $14,230 for South Carolina residents and $37,836 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,084 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,384 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

College of Charleston (referred to as C of Charleston) is a Public, 4 years school located in Charleston, SC. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1916 - Current).
C of Charleston Directory Information
School NameCollege of Charleston (C of Charleston)
Address66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424-0001
Phone843-953-5500
Webhttps://www.cofc.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.cofc.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://finaid.cofc.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at College of Charleston is $14,230 for South Carolina residents and $37,836 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,084 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,384 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 96 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$37,836
$14,230 for South Carolina Residents
Student Population1,084
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs96 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at College of Charleston is $14,230 for South Carolina residents and $37,836 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $574 for South Carolina residents and $1,557 for out-of-state students.
College of Charleston offers the alternative tuition plans.
College of Charleston offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of College of Charleston is $14,230 for South Carolina residents and $37,836 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.40% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$70$13,588$70$33,814
2018-2019$70$14,050$70$35,150
2019-2020$70$14,160$70$36,522
2020-2021$13,770$460$36,132$460
2021-2022$13,770$460$37,376$460
The graduate school tuition & fees of C of Charleston is expensive compared to public graduate schools in South Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the South Carolina graduate tuition is $25,031 (public) / $13,492 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
College of Charleston$14,230$37,836
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
South Carolina Graduate Schools$13,396$19,204
Public$13,033$25,031
Private$13,492
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $16,913 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at College of Charleston. On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,295. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$12,048$3,988$11,017$3,988
2018-2019$12,166$4,017$11,445$4,017
2019-2020$12,123$3,923$11,550$3,923
2020-2021$12,959$3,954$12,341$3,954
2021-2022$12,959$3,954$12,341$3,954
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $574 for South Carolina residents and $1,557 for other students at College of Charleston. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.39% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$550$1,393
2018-2019$569$1,448
2019-2020$574$1,506
2020-2021$574$1,506
2021-2022$574$1,557

Graduate Programs at C of Charleston

College of Charleston offers 33 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 192 students have completed their study at College of Charleston.
Offered Degrees at College of Charleston
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree230185
Post Bachelor's Degree907
Post Master's Degree100
Total330192
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at College of Charleston by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor program with 14 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 42 completers.
College of Charleston offers 33 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 192 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 185 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 7 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 14 completers-
Environmental Studies14-
Architecture [+] 3 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Organizational Communication7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences (other)0-
Computer Science9-
Education [+] 20 completers-
Special Education and Teaching1-
Elementary Education and Teaching4-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)8-
Foreign Language Teacher Education1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 2 completers-
Child Development2-
English Language and Literature [+] 12 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Creative Writing9-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography13-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 14 completers-
Mathematics14-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Historic Preservation and Conservation6-
Human Services [+] 16 completers-
Public Administration16$39,500
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts4-
Business [+] 61 completers-
Business Administration and Management40-
Accounting21$56,700
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total185
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science0-
Education [+] 2 completers-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Mathematics0-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Urban Studies/Affairs1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Fine and Studio Arts Management4-
Total7
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at C of Charleston

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,084 students enrolled into College of Charleston graduate schools where it has total 10,384 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 288 full-time and 796 part-time graduate students. By gender, 273 male and 811 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,084273811
Full-time288109179
Part-tme796164632
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 842 White (77.68%), 102 Black/African American (9.41%), 46 Hispanic (4.24%), 6 Asian (0.55%), and 88 students with other races. 17 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,084273811
American Indian/Native American202
Asian615
Black/African American1022181
Hispanic461135
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White842215627
Two More1688
Un-Known511239
Non-resident Alien17512
College of Charleston offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 700 graduate students (64.58% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 164 graduate students (15.13% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,084
Enrolled Online Exclusively700
Enrolled Some Online Courses164
Not in Online Courses220
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at College of Charleston. 253 students are aged 20 to 24 (23.34% of total students), 198 students are aged above 50 (18.27%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at College of Charleston.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,084273811
Age 20-21725
Age 22-2424692154
Age 25-2919160131
Age 30-341273790
Age 35-39921874
Age 40-4922336187
Age 50-6418726161
Over 641129

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