Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC 29526

Coastal Carolina University is one of the 13 public 4-year colleges in South Carolina. Its campus is medium in size and located in Conway. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,390 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,601 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 67%).

Every year 42% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Coastal Carolina University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $11,020, and fees were $180. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $25,692 and $180 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 20

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
07/12/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1170
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
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 $45
Graduates $45

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$469/credit
In State Students$469/credit
Out of State Students$1,075/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$576/credit
In State Students$576/credit
Out of State Students$1,041/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 $21,105 $21,105 $48,375
ADN 70 $32,830 $32,830 $75,250
BSN 125 $58,625 $58,625 $134,375
FNP 50 $28,800 $28,800 $52,050
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, 94% of Coastal Carolina 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 37% $4,440
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,097
State Grant & Scholarships 48% $5,804
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 33% $6,682
Federal Student Loans 72% $5,710
Private Loans 15% $17,526


Average Net Price/year
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$13,918
$30,001 to $48,000$14,542
$48,001 to $75,000$17,244
$75,001 to $110,000$19,720
Over $110,000$20,261

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.

Coastal Carolina University
103 Tom Trout Drive
Conway, SC 29526

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