Back to school! One South Carolina university has welcomed its largest group of incoming freshmen in 6 years! That’s right, the school is getting big. Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC just welcomed over 1,000 new students for their current fall semester.
WCBD News 2 reports that this is the largest incoming class the school has seen in the last six years. WOAH! Charleston Southern University’s enrollment is up 5% since last year at over 3,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs plus their record-breaking freshman class.
Charleston Southern has also exceeded their house goals for a second consecutive year. They also reportedly converted a nearby hotel in the area, Wingate, to on-campus housing for students.
The school reports the following statistics for this school year:
- 77% of students from South Carolina
- 61% female, 39% male
- 98 are legacy students
- 15 high school valedictorians
- 17 countries represented
For the full article and more statistics on the South Carolina school, visit the WCBD website.