PROFILE

University of Charleston

About University of Charleston


The University of Charleston is an independent, co-educational residential university. Our main campus is on the banks of the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia, providing access to all that Charleston has to offer. We have a second location in Beckley, West Virginia, offering an emphasis on healthcare related associate degrees. And our online programs provide opportunities for adult learners and others to pursue and complete their degrees.

About Our Students

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

FALL 2019 FRESHMAN CLASS
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE   Percentages are for the origins of first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2019.

GENDER: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

Women 44%
Men 56%

DIVERSITY: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

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What Students Pay

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Our Graduates

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded Last Year*   This graphic represents the four majors in which the most bachelor's degrees were awarded between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The category of “All Others” is the sum of all the other majors earned at the institution in that year. Students with a double major will only be represented by the category of their first major.

Number of Degrees Awarded in 2019   Numbers are for degrees awarded between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Bachelor’s: Bachelor’s degrees are any degrees that normally require at least four but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees awarded in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program which provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government and thus allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies. Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years. Master’s: Master’s degrees require the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (ex., M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees, may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work. Doctoral Doctoral degrees are the highest award a student can earn for graduate study. There are three categories of Doctoral degrees:
  • Doctor's degree-research/scholarship: Requires advanced work beyond the master's level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.
  • Doctor's degree-professional practice: A doctor's degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as first-professional and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. OR D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Vetrinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
  • Doctor's degree-other: A doctor's degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor's degree-research/scholarship or a doctor's degree-professional practice.

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About Our Faculty

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Life on Campus

The Office of Student Life is devoted to providing you with the opportunity for engagement, activities, campus involvement, and civic contribution that advances your personal growth. The University has always recognized that a significant portion of your total learning experience is acquired outside the classroom.

Campus Safety

One of the biggest concerns for incoming students and their parents is campus safety. Officers are on duty 24/7 and can be reached by phone, radio, 911 operator and voice pagers. Foot and cruiser patrols are routinely conducted around campus and in residence halls.

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