Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC 29406
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Charleston Southern University is one of the twenty-two private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in South Carolina. The campus is located in an urban area, in Charleston.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,492 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 630 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 416 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 66%). Every year 35% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

CSU's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $24,800, and fees were $40. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,800 and $40 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students3,492
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 61
Master's degree 2 9
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2012 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1090
ACT20 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$490/credit
In State Students$490/credit
Out of State Students$490/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$625/credit
In State Students$625/credit
Out of State Students$625/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,050 $22,050 $22,050
ADN 70 $34,300 $34,300 $34,300
BSN 125 $61,250 $61,250 $61,250
FNP 50 $31,250 $31,250 $31,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Charleston Southern University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,476
Other Federal Grant 14% $911
State Grant & Scholarships 71% $6,583
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $12,171
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,865
Private Loans 8% $11,292


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,847
$30,001 to $48,000$14,928
$48,001 to $75,000$17,502
$75,001 to $110,000$19,329
Over $110,000$20,978

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.
Charleston Southern University
9200 University Blvd
Charleston, SC 29406

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