Citadel Military College Of South Carolina

Citadel Military College Of South Carolina

Citadel Military College of South Carolina, commonly referred to as Citadel College or SCCC, is a public college locate in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It was established on December 20, 1842, as South Carolina Military Academy by the South Carolina Legislature. After a few name and status changes, it was officially renamed Citadel Military College of South Carolina in 1910. The Citadel, one of the senior military colleges of the state, offers more than 12 academic departments, more than 18 majors, and 20 minors in diverse areas of study.

Citadel College is home to a variety of sports programs. It is a member of the NCAA Division I and competes in the Southern Conference. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs participate in football, cross country, soccer, and volleyball.

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Citadel Military College of South Carolina
171 Moultrie St
Charleston , SC 29409
General Phone: (843) 225-3294

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The Citadel Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management232business management
Education and Teaching125educational administration, school counseling, secondary teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, social science teaching
Liberal Arts113foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, social services, political science, history
Engineering69civil engineering, electrical engineering
Security and Law Enforcement62criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counseling38psychology, school psychology
Science30biology, chemistry, physics
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science, computer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4exercise science

Number of programs and degrees for The Citadel in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46719
Master's degree21415
Post-master's certificate72

The Citadel Student Body

In 2007-2008, The Citadel had a total enrollment of 3,300 students (3,364 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 94%
Women 6%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 38%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 11%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 28%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina41%
North Carolina8%
New Jersey3%
(International Students)2%
New York2%
New Hampshire1%

The Citadel Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

The Citadel Room and Board (2007)

The Citadel offers campus housing for 2,135 of its 3,364 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Charleston, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

The Citadel Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490580
SAT Math500600
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT71%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The Citadel Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,428
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,031
Room and board $ 5,750
Books and supplies $ 5,630
Other expenses $ 1,089

Financial Aid:
The Citadel participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 342300)

The Citadel Faculty

The Citadel has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year45$79,97613$79,034
Associate professoracademic year33$70,64517$61,412
Assistant professoracademic year44$55,25618$51,050
All faculty totalacademic year122$68,53748$62,299

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The Citadel Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Conference
Basketball Southern Conference
Baseball Southern Conference
Track Southern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports393776

The Citadel Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Top 16%The Citadel % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 17%The Citadel % of degrees in security and law enforcement
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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