The Citadel

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U.S. military college in Charleston, South Carolina

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About The Citadel

According to Wikipedia, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly known simply as The Citadel, is a public senior military college in Charleston, South Carolina. Established in 1842, it is one of six senior military colleges in the United States. It has 18 academic departments divided into five schools offering 23 majors and 38 minors. The military program is made up of cadets pursuing bachelor's degrees who live on campus. The non-military programs offer 12 undergraduate degrees, 26 graduate degrees, as well as evening and online programs with seven online graduate degrees, three online undergraduate degrees, and three certificate programs.

The Citadel's Online Degrees

BS in Business Administration
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
BA in Criminal Justice
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
BS in Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
BA in Secondary Education
Degree Concentrations
  • Social Studies
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
BS in Tactical Strength and Conditioning
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MS in Project Management
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MA in Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MA in International Politics and Military Affairs
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MS in Instructional Systems Design and Performance Improvement
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MEd in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • Required Credits: 34
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MEd in Higher Education Leadership
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MA in Military History
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MA in Social Science
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MS in Leadership
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MS in Civil Engineering
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online

The Citadel Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
2,524 80% 71% 1140 22

How Much Does The Citadel Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$75 $12,545

How Much Do The Citadel Graduates Make?

If you graduate from The Citadel, then you can expect to earn an average of $59,600 per year. You also have a 94% chance of being employed after 10 years.

The Citadel's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
3,975 3,358 617

Where is The Citadel?

The Citadel is located at 171 Moultrie St, Charleston SC 29409

How Safe is The Citadel?

Charleston has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is The Citadel Known For?

The Citadel is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

The Citadel's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are The Citadel's Most Influential Alumni?

The Citadel's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Criminal Justice, and Earth Sciences. Here are some of The Citadel's most famous alumni:

Robert Jordan
Robert Jordan
An American writer .
Andrew P. Sage
An American engineer.
Evander M. Law
Evander M. Law
A Confederate Army general.
Pat Conroy
Pat Conroy
An American novelist .
Calder Willingham
An American writer.
Micah Jenkins
Micah Jenkins
A Confederate Army general .
Brainard Cheney
Brainard Cheney
An American writer .
Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.
Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.
An American Marine Corps general.
Nicholas Hobbs
An American psychologist .
Randolph Bresnik
Randolph Bresnik
An Astronaut, Fighter pilot.
Steve Pettit
Steve Pettit
An American university president.
Glenn M. Walters
Glenn M. Walters
A United States Marine Corps General.

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