Best Colleges in Charleston

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Individuals of all ages and backgrounds are drawn to Charleston for higher education. Why? Have you ever watched a movie and wished you were there? Now's your chance to make that happen. The scenic campuses are so beautiful in Charleston, they've been featured in movies, such as The Notebook and The Patriot. Okay, so it isn't just because of campus beauty.

Charleston is also home to one of the oldest and most regal public universities in the nation, with a student population made up of 63% females. Did you hear that gentlemen? Charleston has a lively Greek life, diverse degree options like archaeology, and unique after hours activities, like joining a sailing team.

Best Four Year Universities in Charleston

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 College of Charleston Charleston, SC

College of Charleston offers 143 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,832 students graduated with students earning 2,568 Bachelor's degrees, 247 Master's degrees, and 17 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC

Citadel Military College of South Carolina offers 60 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,111 students graduated with students earning 728 Bachelor's degrees, 272 Master's degrees, and 111 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
3 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University offers 180 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 2,486 students graduated with students earning 1,905 Bachelor's degrees, 525 Master's degrees, and 56 Certificates degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
4 Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC

Charleston Southern University offers 109 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 672 students graduated with students earning 545 Bachelor's degrees, and 127 Master's degrees.

5 University of Charleston Charleston, WV

University of Charleston offers 51 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 462 students graduated with students earning 213 Bachelor's degrees, 141 Master's degrees, 70 Doctoral degrees, and 38 Associate's degrees.

6 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC

Medical University of South Carolina offers 52 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,114 students graduated with students earning 572 Doctoral degrees, 397 Master's degrees, 136 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston North Charleston, SC

ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston offers 5 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 61 students graduated with students earning 57 Associate's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Charleston

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Trident Technical College Charleston, SC

Trident Technical College offers 108 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a small city. In 2015, 3,542 students graduated with students earning 1,784 Certificates degrees, and 1,758 Associate's degrees.

2 Carver Career Center Charleston, WV

Carver Career Center offers 27 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 251 students graduated with students earning 197 Certificates degrees, and 54 Associate's degrees.

3 West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Charleston, WV

West Virginia Junior College-Charleston offers 12 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a small city. In 2015, 107 students graduated with students earning 99 Associate's degrees, and 8 Certificates degrees.

4 Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston Charleston, SC

Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston offers 15 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a small city. In 2015, 421 students graduated with students earning 236 Certificates degrees, and 185 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
College of Charleston College of Charleston Charleston, SC
3/5
18 : 1 11,531
Citadel Military College of South Carolina Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
3/5
16 : 1 3,506
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
17 : 1 8,520
Charleston Southern University Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
4/5
16 : 1 3,621
University of Charleston University of Charleston Charleston, WV
5/5
17 : 1 2,327
Trident Technical College Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
2/5
33 : 1 15,043
Medical University of South Carolina Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC 10 : 1 2,992
Carver Career Center Carver Career Center Charleston, WV 9 : 1 223
Centura College-North Charleston Centura College-North Charleston North Charleston, SC
4/5
6 : 1 76
University Logo Mountain State School of Massage Charleston, WV 19 : 1 37
University Logo Paul Mitchell The School-Charleston North Charleston, SC 22 : 1 197
University Logo Charleston Cosmetology Institute Charleston, SC 16 : 1 96
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Charleston, WV
3/5
30 : 1 149
Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston Charleston, SC
3/5
19 : 1 490
University Logo Charleston School of Beauty Culture Charleston, WV 15 : 1 104
Garnet Career Center Garnet Career Center Charleston, WV 8 : 1 108
Charleston School of Law Charleston School of Law Charleston, SC 14 : 1 358
ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston North Charleston, SC
4/5
17 : 1 272
University Logo Ross Medical Education Center-Charleston Charleston, WV 17 : 1 115
University Logo Lacy Cosmetology School-Goose Creek Goose Creek, SC
University Logo Lacy Cosmetology School-West Ashley Charleston, SC

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