CofC Board of Trustees Approves Tuition for 2019-20

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees voted on June 3, 2019, to adjust the all-in cost of attendance for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Beginning fall semester 2019, full-time undergraduate students from South Carolina will pay $6,259 per semester. Out-of-state, full-time undergraduate students will pay $16,424 per semester. Students in the Graduate School (the University of Charleston, S.C.) will pay $6,885 per semester, and out-of-state residents will pay $18,066 per semester.

The modest increase in tuition for in-state undergraduate students amounts to less than one percent (.8 percent), the smallest such increase in eight years.

“We applaud the South Carolina General Assembly for its investment in higher education,” said Board of Trustees Chair David Hay ’81. “With increases this year in state support, the College of Charleston is able to keep tuition affordable for all South Carolina students.”

As a result of today’s action, the College will continue to rank 6th for in-state tuition and 4th for out-of-state tuition among South Carolina’s 13 four-year public universities.

“It is our responsibility as a public institution to keep our costs affordable so that higher education is obtainable for as many qualified students as possible,” said College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu. “The board’s vote today enables the College to continue providing a high-quality education at an affordable price.”