College of Charleston Board of Trustees sets tuition for 2023-24 school year

June 13, 2023

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees voted on June 12, 2023, to hold tuition constant for South Carolina students for the fourth consecutive year. The board also voted to slightly increase tuition for out-of-state students by 3% for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Beginning fall semester 2023, full-time undergraduate students from South Carolina will pay $6,259 per semester. Out-of-state, full-time undergraduate students will pay $18,199 per semester. Students from South Carolina in the Graduate School (The University of Charleston, S.C.) will pay $6,885 per semester, and out-of-state graduate students will pay $20,019 per semester.

Although the College’s operating costs continue to rise, the S.C. General Assembly again this year allocated tuition mitigation funds in order to freeze tuition for South Carolina residents.

“I am pleased that we were able to hold tuition steady for our South Carolina students and to only modestly increase costs for our non-resident students,” says Board of Trustees Chair David Hay ’81. “Affordability and accessibility are always among our top priorities.”

College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu adds, “With applications for fall 2023 reaching a new high of more than 26,000, we are anticipating the largest incoming class in the College’s history. This level of demand is a testament to the strength of our academic reputation, our growing national visibility and the desirability of our world-class location.”