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Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina


Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

About Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University, commonly referred to as CCU or Coastal, is a public, state-supported, liberal arts university in Conway, South Carolina, United States - located in the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Founded in 1954, Coastal became an independent university in 1993. The university is a national sea-grant institution and owns part of Waties Island, a 1,105-acre (4.47 km2) barrier island which serves as a natural laboratory. Coastal Carolina University's Conway campus is also the home of the Horry County Schools Scholars Academy, a high school for gifted students.


Located in Conway, South Carolina.

103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, SC, 29526, Horry County

Coastal Carolina University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2020 Best Colleges in America

#748 of 6828

2020 Best Colleges in South carolina

#10 of 105

2020 Best Public Colleges in South carolina

#5 of 34

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Coastal Carolina University is Business Management followed by Education, Biomedical, Parks & Recreation and Journalism.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Coastal Carolina University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni