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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
7.96% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
1,801 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
76.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
133 Graduates

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The median tuition at University of Charleston is $20,564, which is $11,646 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,834.

In 2016, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Charleston received 1,801 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.59% annual decline. Out of those 1,801 applicants, 934 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,425 students enrolled at University of Charleston in 2016, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Charleston has an overall enrollment yield of 32.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Charleston has a total enrollment of 2,425 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Charleston is 1,849 students and the part-time enrollment is 576. This means that 76.2% of students enrolled at University of Charleston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Charleston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.3% White, 9% Black or African American, 2.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Asian, 1.61% Two or More Races, 0.37% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Charleston in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.7%), followed by White Male (10.6%) and Black or African American Male (3.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (6.89%), followed by White Female (5.61%) and Black or African American Female (1.73%).

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In 2016, 4 fewer women than men graduated from University of Charleston. The majority of students graduating from University of Charleston are White. These 319 graduates mean that there were 3.1 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 103 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Charleston is Organizational Leadership with 76 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 30 graduates and Registered Nursing with 24 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Charleston, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Communication Technologies, with 7 graduates, followed by Business with 197 graduates and Health with 190 graduates.


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University of Charleston has an endowment valued at nearly $40.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.83M (4.54%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Charleston had a total expenditure of $43.2M. Of that $43.2M, they spent $17.7M on salaries and $3.17M on benefits.

University of Charleston employs 54 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 12 Instructors. Most academics at University of Charleston are Female Assistant professors (40), Female Associate professors (21), and Male Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Charleston are: Service, with 64 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees.



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