The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Welcome to The Citadel!

We are achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders.

The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston and South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs.

The Citadel is best known nationally for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from about 45 states and a dozen countries. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character development an essential part of the educational experience.

The Citadel - US News World Report Ranking 2015For the seventh straight year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public college in the South for institutions granting up to a master's degree.

PT Barracks, The Citadel Campus

Fast Facts


Undergraduate majors: 23
Masters programs: 27
Graduate certificate programs: 25
Student / faculty ratio: 12:1
Average undergraduate class size: 21
Average graduate class size: 13

Academic Divisions

Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business
School of Engineering
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Science and Mathematics
Zucker Family School of Education
Honors Program
Department of Leadership Studies
Citadel Graduate College
Evening Undergraduate Studies

Academic Year Facts: Corps of Cadets

Enrollment: 2,349
Men: 2,148 (91.4%)
Women: 201 (8.6%)
Minorities: 592 (25.2%)
In-state students: 1,396 (60%)
Out-of-state students: 927 (40%)
States represented: 44
International students: 23
Commission rate: 29%

Freshman Profile

Fall 2017 matriculants: 735
Average SAT: 1066
Average GPA: 3.58

Total Cost

Full-time in-state upper classmen: $22,928
Full-time in-state freshman: $27,838
Full-time out-of-state upper classmen: $44,006
Full-time out-of-state freshmen: $48,916

*Tuition includes room and board, infirmary fees, laundry and dry cleaning as well as fees for uniforms, books and supplies.

The Citadel Graduate College
& Evening Undergraduate Studies

Enrollment: 1,103
In-state: 1022 (93%)
Out-of-state: 81 (7%)


Evening Undergraduate Studies
In-state (per credit hour): $456
Out-of-state (per credit hour): $847
Online (per credit hour) $500

Graduate College
In-state (per credit hour): $569
Out-of-state (per credit hour): $957
Online (per credit hour) $695

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