Coastal Carolina University
108 James P. Blanton Circle
Conway, SC 29526
(800) 277-7000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Coastal Carolina University is a public four-year institution established in 1954 as a small liberal arts college. Today the university serves more than 9,000 students at its campus in Conway, S.C. In 2012 theU.S. News & World Report ranked the school 29th on their list of the top public institutions. The part-time MBA program also earned recognition in the publication’s annual rankings.

Programs Offered

Coastal Carolina University offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs for students with varied academic interests. Majors include financial management, economics, marketing, human resources, education, English, history, visual art, music, philosophy, biology, and computer science. Coastal Carolina University offers online classes for students interested in distance education. The school’s online programs include accounting, art history, education, foreign language, statistics, and women and gender studies. This type of flexible curriculum is ideal for working adults and other students trying to balance their busy schedules.


Coastal Carolina University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1976. The school’s art and design, music, theatre, teacher education, and nursing programs have received specialized accreditation.


Prospective Coastal Carolina students can submit their application online or via standard mail. The school requires official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a $45 application fee. Applicants are encouraged to include letters of recommendation. For the fall 2010 semester, 74% of undergraduate applicants were admitted to the university and 28% of those individuals enrolled. Please review the school’s website or contact an admissions advisor for more information.

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