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Candidate Performance Data

Undergraduate and Graduate Initial Certification Programs

Results of State Licensure Exams

The following are Praxis II pass rate results for the College of Charleston teacher candidates and program completers. The College of Charleston defines program completers as individuals who earn a teacher education degree or certificate and successfully complete clinical practice. College of Charleston teacher candidates are not required to pass Praxis II to receive their degree. 


Results of Program Completer Surveys

Upon completion of clinical practice, teacher candidates are required to complete a survey assessing how well they feel the College of Charleston teacher education program has prepared them for their future career as a teacher.


Results of Employment Surveys*

Upon completed of clinical prace, teacher candidates are required to complete a survey indicating their goals for pursuing employment as a teacher. 

*completed by Teacher Education candidates prior to graduation


Results of Employer Surveys

The Employer survey is distributed to Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester school district principals to measure their satisfaction of the preparation of the College of Charleston's teacher education graduates for their assigned responsibilities in working with P-12 students.


Results of Alumni Surveys

The Alumni survey is distributed to teacher education graduates to measure their satisfaction of the teacher preparation program and to measure how well prepared they feel for their assigned responsibilities working with P-12 students.


Cumulative GPA of Program Completers

The College of Charleston defines program completers as individuals who earn a teacher education degree or certificate and successfully complete clinical practice.

  • AY 2016-2017: Fall 2016 - 3.54 | Spring 2017 - 3.55
  • AY 2015-2016: Fall 2015 - 3.45 | Spring 2016 - 3.58
  • AY 2014-2015: Fall 2014 - 3.50 | Spring 2015 - 3.51
  • AY 2013-2014: Fall 2013 - 3.31 | Spring 2014 - 3.55
  • AY 2012-2013: Fall 2012 - 3.27 | Spring 2013 - 3.45
  • AY 2011-2012: Fall 2011 - 3.46 | Spring 2012 - 3.44
  • AY 2010-2011: Fall 2010 - 3.33 | Spring 2011 - 3.47

Title II Reports

As required by Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1998, the Secretary of Education has prepared an annual report for Congress and the public on the preparation of teachers. Visit the Title II webpage for more information. 


Cost of Attendance

Below are the College of Charleston's tuition and fees for the following academic years


Student Loan Default Rate

The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.  Below are the College of Charleston's student loan default rates for the following fiscal years.

Source: National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)


Teacher Salaries

The South Carolina Department of Education provides teaching salary schedules in by district in South Carolina. The schedule provides the salary per the number of years of teaching experience and education level. The education level scale is as follows:

    • 3- Bachelor's degree
    • 2- Bachelor's degree plus 18 semester hours graduate work
    • 1- Master's degree
    • 7- Master's degree plus 30 hours
    • 8- Doctor's degree
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