CSU named to America’s 100 Best College Buys® and America’s Best Christian Colleges® Lists Again
Charleston Southern University has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys® for the ninth consecutive year. The list identifies outstanding colleges offering high quality educations at the lowest possible costs.
The survey results of more than 1,000 colleges nationwide showed a national average cost of attendance based on the regular cost at private institutions and out-of-state cost at public institutions for 2013-2014 of $37,382. Charleston Southern’s 2013-2014 cost is $30,700. In South Carolina, four public universities and two private universities were named to this year’s list.
In addition, Charleston Southern has been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® for the 15th consecutive year for providing a quality education in a Christian environment.
The annual America’s Best Christian Colleges® list recognizes school affiliated with a recognized Christian denomination or an interdenominational institution incorporating basic Christian principles and beliefs into the instructional curriculum and/or social environment. Charleston Southern is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
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Of the more than 1,000 colleges responding to the survey, 384 were identified as Christian institutions of higher education. Of those 384, 95 were named to the America’s Best Christian Colleges® list for 2013-2014. In addition to the Christian environment promoted at Charleston Southern, the freshman class had a high school grade point average and/or SAT/ACT score above the national average for all freshmen entering Christian institutions of higher education.
Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. releases the annual lists.