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The Citadel

Charleston, SC

According to its mission statement, "The Citadel’s mission is to educate and prepare graduates to become principled leaders in all walks of life by instilling the core values [Academics, Duty, Honor, Morality, Discipline, Diversity] of The Citadel in a challenging intellectual environment. The Citadel strives to produce graduates who have insight into issues, ideas, and values that are of importance to society. It is equally important that Citadel graduates are capable of both critical and creative thinking, have effective communication skills, can apply abstract concepts to concrete situations, and possess the methodological skills needed to gather and analyze information." [Source]

Website: http://www.citadel.edu/

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2,718
Undergraduate
Enrollment
68%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$12,570
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$35,826
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

11:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
3.1%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

YES

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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Freedom of Expression
Colleges and universities that have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression (or substantially similar statements) are committed "to the preservation and celebration of the freedom of expression as an essential element of the University’s culture.” An open marketplace of ideas on campus fosters intellectual development and prepares graduates for the discussion and debate that informs and sustains a free society.
General Education Assessment

The Citadel uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP).

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Curriculum last evaluated: 7/22/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.