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Citadel Military College of South CarolinaCharleston, SC
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Mercer UniversityMacon, GA
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#13 in Federal Region IV Universities
#7 in South Carolina Colleges
Rankings*#262 in National Universities
#14 in Georgia Colleges
Public, 4 or more years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctoral/Research University
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS CertificateOffered Degree1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$12,620 South Carolina Residents
$35,876 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$25,828
expensive$10,890 South Carolina Residents
$18,540 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$15,722
Less$11,878Average Financial Aid AmountMore$22,228
Admission
Lower1,140 SAT
23 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,255 SAT
28 ACT
Easier75%Acceptance RateTighter74%
Favorable32%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower24%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller3,763Total EnrollmentLarger8,740
Smaller2,911Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger4,797
Smaller852Graduate Student PopulationLarger3,943
Smaller381Online Student PopulationLarger899
Completion & Outcomes
Higher74%Graduate RateLower66%
Lower18%Transfer-out RateHigher28%
Lower84%Retention RateHigher89%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,362)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,747)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,158)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty12 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty13 to 1
318Number of faculties721
Higher$77,792Average Faculty SalaryLower$77,737
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.