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Charleston Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Charleston Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Charleston, South Carolina

There are at least 9 colleges in Charleston, listed and described below. These schools represent 32,708 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 27,494 full-time students, and a reported 6,746 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Trident Technical College, College of Charleston, Citadel Military College of South Carolina and Charleston Southern University.

We also provide an extensive list of South Carolina Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Charleston is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Charleston.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Charleston.

Featured Colleges in the Charleston Area (QuickSchools™)

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Medical Careers Institute


North Charleston, SC

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate, Bachelor

Miller-Motte Technical College


North Charleston, SC

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) can help get you from here to a new career!

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma, Certificate

Southeastern Institute


Charleston, SC

You can complete Southeastern Institute's training programs in as few as 8 months!* Receive handson instruction from caring instructors with practical experience in the fields in which they teach. Southeastern's small class sizes and individualized attention can be just what you need to succeed.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Charleston Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Academy of Cosmetology Charleston
5117 Dorchester Rd
Charleston, SC 29418-5607

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, make-up artist, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 136 students, 237 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Charleston Cosmetology Institute
8484 Dorchester Road
Charleston, SC 29420

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 158 students, 125 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Charleston School of Massage
778 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 35 students, 29 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, SC 29423-8067

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, social work, licensed practical nurse, accounting, criminal justice and safety, cosmetology, interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 12,076 students, 8,694 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Charleston with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Charleston Southern University
9200 University Blvd
Charleston, SC 29410-8087

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and safety, psychology, business administration, social services, elementary school teaching, stagecraft, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,286 students, 2,927 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,150 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-600. Math: 450-550.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina
171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC 29409

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and administration, political science, civil engineering, secondary teaching, history, psychology, physical education teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,300 students, 3,364 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,135 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-580. Math: 500-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

College of Charleston
66 George St
Charleston, SC 29424-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, communication studies, psychology, biology, political science, English, history, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 11,316 students, 10,317 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,461 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-640. Math: 550-640. Writing: 530-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Medical University of South Carolina
179 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29425

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: medicine, registered nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, health care administration, dentistry, rehabilitation
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 2,537 students, 2,038 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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