Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina


Costs to Attend Charleston Southern University

Are you interested in applying to Charleston Southern University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • All Residents: $31,240
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for all Residents: $21,400
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,400
  • Books and Supplies: $1,400
  • Other Fees: $40

The cost per year to attend Charleston Southern University is $31,240 for the 2012/2013 academic year. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Charleston Southern University, Charleston

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Charleston Southern University is $124,960 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $124,960

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $15,362*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $61,448**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 85%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $20,594
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 45%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,263
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,213

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Charleston Southern University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Charleston Southern University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $61,448, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 85% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,362. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Charleston Southern University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $618.05
  • Amount Borrowed: $61,448.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $12,718.10
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $74,166.10

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Charleston Southern University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Charleston Southern University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $74,166.10 is recommended to afford a $618.05 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Charleston Southern University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $16,780 to $20,840. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.8%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $124,960.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Charleston Southern University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $42,962, 4 Year Degree: $171,849
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $54,832, 4 Year Degree: $219,328
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $69,981, 4 Year Degree: $279,924
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $81,012, 4 Year Degree: $324,047

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Charleston Southern University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour: $450
  • Cost for one class (3 credit hours): $1,350
  • Cost for one class (4 credit hours): $1,800

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Charleston Southern University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $19,278 Tuition and Fees. 2.4% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $18,818 Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $17,795 Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $16,955 Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $16,155 Tuition and Fees. 4.6% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $15,442 Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $14,576 Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $13,632 Tuition and Fees. 8.9% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $12,518 Tuition and Fees. 8.9% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $11,496 Tuition and Fees. 8.9% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $10,555 Tuition and Fees. 7.5% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $9,820 Tuition and Fees. 6.2% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $9,248 Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $8,724 Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $8,192 Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $7,730 Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $7,292 Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $6,880 Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $5,832 Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $5,554 Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $5,290 Tuition and Fees. 8.1% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $4,894 Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Charleston Southern University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $31,240. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 67 $124,960
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 37 $124,960
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 35 $124,960
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 31 $124,960
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 19 $124,960
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 19 $124,960
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $124,960
4 year cost
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $124,960
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 12 $124,960
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $124,960
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 9 $124,960
4 year cost
European History Bachelor's Degree 7 $124,960
4 year cost
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $124,960
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $124,960
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 5 $124,960
4 year cost
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Bachelor's Degree 4 $124,960
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 4 $124,960
4 year cost
Music Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 4 $124,960
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 3 $124,960
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $124,960
4 year cost
Youth Ministry Bachelor's Degree 3 $124,960
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 3 $124,960
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 $124,960
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $124,960
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $124,960
4 year cost
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 $124,960
4 year cost
Religious/Sacred Music Bachelor's Degree 2 $124,960
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $124,960
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
American History United States Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $124,960
4 year cost

About Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University is a four year private college located in Charleston, South Carolina.  The school is affiliated with the Baptist faith.  Full time enrollment is 2,623 and part time is 676.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 2,734 applicants. 2,248 were admitted and 656 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about Charleston Southern University at CollegeSimply.

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  • 9200 University Blvd
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • 29406-9121

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