College of Charleston is a state supported comprehensive institution providing
a high quality education in the arts and sciences, education
and business. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in
1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum.
Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to
meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Low country
and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior
quality undergraduate program is central to the mission of the
The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully
completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and
admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves
a diverse student body from its geographical area and attracts
students from national and international communities. The College provides students
a community in which to engage in original inquiry and
creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. This community,
founded on the principles of the liberal arts tradition, provides
students the opportunity to realize their intellectual and personal potential
and to become responsible, productive members of society.
to offering a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs, the
College currently provides an increasing number of masters’ degree programs,
which are compatible with the community and the state. As
a prominent component of the state's higher education system, the
College encourages and supports research. Its faculty are important sources
of knowledge and expertise for the community, state, and nation.
Additionally, the College provides an extensive credit and non-credit continuing
education program and cultural activities for residents of the Low
country of South Carolina.