CofC Trustees OK tuition hike of 3.2 percent for students

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The College of Charleston Board of Trustees voted this week to increase tuition by 3.2 percent for both in-state and out-of-state students.

For 2014-2015, full-time undergraduate South Carolina students will pay $10,558 in annual tuition. Out-of-state full-time undergraduate students will pay $27,548, the College reported. Meanwhile graduate School tuition will be $11,614 for in-state residents and $30,304 for out-of-state residents.

"We have worked to minimize tuition increases over the past several years, while at the same time maintaining the high quality of our academic programs," said Greg Padgett, Chair of the Board of Trustees. "The Board of Trustees remains committed to maintaining our academic quality at a reasonable price."

The College estimates the increase will put the College as sixth for in-state tuition among the state's four-year public universities.