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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
35,616
Number of Public Educational Institutes
4
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
3
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
1
Graduation Rate
21.83%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
2,040
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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Charleston
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Charleston Southern University3,616Four or more years24,10075
Charleston Cosmetology Institute122Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
College of Charleston11,294Four or more years7089
Citadel Military College of South Carolina3,602Four or more years15058
Medical University of South Carolina2,986Four or more years15,17439
Trident Technical College13,561At least 2 but less than 4 years4,46199
Charleston School of Law420Four or more yearsN/A2
Top of the Line Barber College15Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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