CSU Quick Facts 


Mission:Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment  

Vision: To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving  

Founded: 1964  

Accredited: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)  

Specialized Accreditation: 

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., formerly NLNAC 

Affiliated:South Carolina Baptist Convention  

Campus Size: 300 acres 

Location: Charleston, South Carolina 

Academics: 45 undergraduate majors; six graduate degree programs  

Schools & Colleges: 

Full-Time Faculty: 162  

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16-to-1  

Enrollment: 3,413  

Ethnic background of undergraduates: 60% Caucasian, 40% minority  

Out-of-state undergraduates: 16% (representing 26 states) 

International students: representing 21 countries  

Percentage of students age 25 or older: 28%  

Tuition, undergraduate full-time: $22,800 (annual)  

Room & Board: $9,000 (annual)  

Students receiving financial aid: 95%

Library: Excess of 250,000 volumes; selective depository of U.S. Government documents  

Athletics:NCAA Division I, competing in the Big South Conference 

  • Men’s teams: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women’s teams: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis 

Mascot: Buccaneers  

Colors: Blue (Pantone 295) and Gold (Pantone 873)  


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  • VA Yellow Ribbon Program
  • The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Online Colleges
Haverty's exec John Gross to speak at Chapel

Haverty's exec John Gross to speak at Chapel

Charleston Southern University’s School of Business is sponsoring an Alternate Chapel Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Chap »