Keystone logo
© Eli Haney, Northwest University photographer
Coastal Carolina University College of Sciences

Coastal Carolina University College of Sciences

Coastal Carolina University College of Sciences


About the CCU Campus

‌The University comprises 115 main buildings on 621 acres, including the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, located in the Atlantic Center on U.S. 501, and the General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University, a public 18-hole golf facility located adjacent to the campus. The University also offers courses at the Myrtle Beach Education Center, and in Litchfield and Georgetown. A 1,105-acre tract that includes a portion of Waties Island provides a natural laboratory for extensive study in marine science and wetlands biology on an Atlantic coast barrier island.

About CCU Accreditations

Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Coastal Carolina University. All other inquiries about the University should be directed to Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, South Carolina, 29528-6054, or 843-347-3161, not the Commission. The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSBInternational – TheAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the Spadoni College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Education.

About CCU Students

Total Enrollment: 10,641 students

• South Carolina residents: 49 percent
• Out-of-state residents from 47 states: 49 percent
• International students from 61 countries: 2 percent
• Student to faculty ratio: 16:1

Undergraduate students: 9,917
• South Carolina residents among first-time freshmen: 44 percent
• Average SAT for first-time freshmen: 1,102 (national average: 1,068)
• Average ACT for first-time freshmen: 22 (national average: 21)
• Average high school GPA for first-time freshmen: 3.58
• Students: 54 percent female, 46 percent male

Graduate students: 724

About CCU Faculty and Staff

Full-time faculty with faculty rank: 514 | Faculty with doctoral/terminal degrees: 76 percent
Full-time staff: 733*
Student staff: 1,392 ‌(includes undergraduate positions and graduate assistantships)*
*from Fall 2017


  • Conway

    Chanticleer Drive East,100, 29528, Conway