College Profile

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina
  • Public
    4 year
  • 9,794
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 23%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $14.4K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Coastal Carolina University is a public, comprehensive liberal arts institution that seeks to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective. To deliver on this commitment, Coastal Carolina recruits highly qualified and motivated students, faculty, and staff from the region, state, nation, and world to create a diverse and dynamic student-centered learning environment. Coastal Carolina embraces the teacher-scholar model, it places primary emphasis on high-quality teaching and engaged learning, and it supports faculty research, creative activities, and expert collaboration in the community, state, nation, and world.
Over 22,500 courses transfer into Coastal Carolina University
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Founded 1954
Total Faculty 816
Full-Time Undergraduate 9,015
Part-Time Undergraduate 779
Application Acceptance Rate 60%
Transfer Students 717
Programs 72 Programs
Courses 1,551 Courses
Transfer Agreements 34 incoming Transfer Agreements
2 outgoing Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 22,586 incoming Equivalencies
15,278 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $11,640
Out-of-State Tuition $28,490
Books and Supplies $1,164
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 73%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $6,480
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 87%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $7,930
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    Types of financial aid available to degree-seeking students: CCU merit awards and need-based grants, lottery scholarships, application-based scholarships, federal and state grants, federal and institutional work study and loans.
  • Tuition and Fees:
    Tuition per year for 2022-2023: In-State: $11,640 (12-18 credit hours) Out-of-State: $28,490 (12-18 credit hours) *Tuition is billed by semester. **Tuition rates do not include room and board or other fees that may be applicable to students.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes, Coastal Carolina University is a transfer-friendly school.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    Fall 2022 [2,096] Male [991] Female [1,095] Another Gender [10]
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    Fall 2022 [1,207] Male [582] Female [622] Another Gender [3]
  • Percentage Accepted:
    Fall 2022 [57.6%]
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    Fall 2022 [586] Male [298] Female [288] Another Gender [0]
  • Transfer Agreements:
    CCU partners with the South Carolina Technical College System to enhance the transfer of associate degree (AA and AS) graduates from the 16 technical colleges in South Carolina. CCU also offers a core curriculum waiver to AA or AS degree recipients.
  • View Agreements:
  • Degree Completion Programs:
    RN-to-BSN (for registered nurses seeking a bachelor's degree) ; Health Administration; Online Marketing Degree Completion; Online Hospitality Degree Completion
  • Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
    Courses which are occupational, vocational, or technical in nature are not typically transferable. Course exceptions may be made only when judged by the Provost or dean of the student’s major to be uniquely relevant to the student's degree program.
  • Credit For Life Experience:
    When a CLEP Subject Examination does not exist, credit for knowledge gained through life experience may be earned by achieving a grade of ‘B’ or better on a departmental examination. Examinations cost $30 per credit hour (non-refundable).

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall Priority deadline of July 1
Spring Priority deadline of December 1
Summer Two weeks prior to term

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    A minimum cumulative collegiate grade point average of 2.00 or a C average in at least two full-time semesters (24 semester credits) or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college(s).
  • Official Transcripts:
    Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institution(s) are required for admission consideration. Applicants with fewer than 24 transferable credits must also submit final official transcript(s) from high school.
  • SAT Scores:
    Applicants with fewer than 24 transferable credits are required to submit an SAT or ACT score directly from the testing agency (College Board or ACT) for admission consideration; however, test scores are not required from applicants age 22 or older.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Letters of recommendation are not required for admission consideration but may be provided to supplement the application for admission or for merit award consideration.
  • Essay:
    An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration but may be provided to supplement the application for admission or for merit award consideration.
  • Application Fee:
    A non-refundable application fee of $45 is required at the time of submission.
  • Interview:
    An interview is not required for admission consideration.
  • Associates Degree Required:
    An associate degree is not required for admission, but applicants with an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) will have their core curriculum requirements waived. Applied Associate Degree (AAS) do not qualify without a program MOU.
  • Other Requirements:
    To support CCU's goal of maintaining a safe learning community, applicants must fully respond to a series of non-academic admissions review questions. An admission review and decision follows a satisfactory review of this portion of the application.
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Credit from regionally accredited colleges may transfer for academic courses completed with grades of C (meaning, C-, C or C+) or above, but the University reserves the right to determine what credit, if any, will be counted toward its degree.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    Maximum number of credits that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 76 and from a four-year institution is 90.

Virtual Tour

The goal of our Virtual Welcome Center is to provide you with an at-home visit experience. While we know this won’t replace an on-campus visit, please take the time to explore the information and view the videos. We have information for students at various stages of their college search. Whether you plan to enroll this fall or are just beginning your college search, the information below will assist you in learning more about CCU.

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Coastal Carolina University

P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina 29528-6054
United States
Main Phone:


Transfer Services Contact:
Ms. Leslie Barrett Brown
Associate Director of Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions, Admissions and Merit Awards
Transfer Admission Contact:
Mr. Jim Weaving
Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselor, Admissions and Merit Awards
Transfer Admission Contact:
Mr. Shay Godwin
Senior Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselor, Admissions and Merit Awards
Athletic Director Contact:
Ms. AraLeigh Beam
Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, President's Office
Last updated on 4/17/2023 by Coastal Carolina University.