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CSU At A Glance

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 Accreditation Council for Business Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

Affiliated 

South Carolina Baptist Convention  

Campus

300 acres; located in Charleston, South Carolina

Colors

Blue (Pantone 295) and Gold (Pantone 7503)

Academics

Schools & Colleges

Full-Time Faculty

190

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

14-to-1

Student Body

3,459 Enrollment (2,987 Undergraduate / 472 Graduate)

33% People of color

17.5% Out-of-state Undergraduates representing 43 states

International students representing 28 countries

30% age 25 or older

Tuition, undergraduate full-time: $25,500.00 (annual)

Room & Board: $10,200.00 (annual)

95% Receiving financial aid

Library

  • 568,000+ physical and electronic items
  • 185 databases
  • Selective Depository in the Federal Depository Library Program

Athletics

NCAA Division I, competing in the Big South Conference

  • Men's teams: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Women's teams: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field (indoor and outdoor), Volleyball, Golf, Tennis 

Mascot: Buccaneers

Accolades