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.

Education Institutes in Charleston
Total Number of Educational Institutes
8
Total Enrollment in all institutes
33,904
Number of Public Educational Institutes
4
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
3
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
1
Graduation Rate
23.12%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
2,257
On Campus and Online Programs in Charleston
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
N/A
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
2
Number of Institutes Offering both
6
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Charleston
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Trident Technical College12,148At least 2 but less than 4 years$5,033105
Charleston Southern University3,414Four or more years$25,54089
Top of the Line Barber College23Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Charleston Cosmetology Institute202Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
College of Charleston10,783Four or more years$12,83896
Citadel Military College of South Carolina3,763Four or more years$12,51669
Medical University of South Carolina2,944Four or more yearsN/A44
Charleston School of Law627Four or more yearsN/A1
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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