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Citadel Military College of South Carolina – Tuition & Success Analysis

Charleston, SC

Citadel Military College of South Carolina – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,693

Average annual cost of attendance: $18,430

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $22,490

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Citadel Military College of South Carolina Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $11,399

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $14,999

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $19,229

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $19,652

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $21,250


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Citadel Military College of South Carolina. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Citadel Military College of South Carolina Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 68%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 84%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $56,800

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 75%

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Admissions

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Acceptance Rate: 82%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 480 to 580

SAT Critical Reading: 470 to 580

SAT Writing: 450 to 540

ACT English: 19 to 24

ACT Math: 19 to 26

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Citadel Military College of South Carolina actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 23%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 50%

Typical student debt: $22,490

Typical monthly loan payment: $239

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Majors at Citadel Military College of South Carolina


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Citadel Military College of South Carolina:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 4%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 26%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Education – 5%
  • Engineering – 17%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • History – 4%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 20%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 4%
  • Physical Sciences – 3%
  • Psychology – 3%
  • Social Sciences – 10%

For more information about the various majors at Citadel Military College of South Carolina, visit their website.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Diversity


Overall Composition at Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Citadel Military College of South Carolina full time:  93%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Citadel Military College of South Carolina part time:  7%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Citadel Military College of South Carolina:  9%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 2%

Black: 9%

Hispanic: 7%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 0%

White: 76%

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 19.8

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.