Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)


  • Name:Dr. Erin Burge
  • Title:Assistant Professor

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Coastal Carolina University
  • Address:PO Box 261954
    Marine Science
    Conway, SC 29526
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:8433496491
  • Main fax:8433492545

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  • Mobile phone:8436070029

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  • Mission:
  • Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution that seeks to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective. To deliver on this commitment, Coastal Carolina recruits highly qualified and motivated students, faculty, and staff from the region, state, nation, and world to create a diverse and dynamic student-centered learning environment.

    Because Coastal Carolina embraces the teacher-scholar model, it places primary emphasis on high quality teaching and engaged learning, and it supports faculty research, creative activities, and expert collaboration in the community, state, nation, and world. This focus enables faculty and staff to mentor students in collaborative research, creative opportunities, and internships. To nurture this active learning community, Coastal Carolina maintains a broad range of contemporary technologies, programming, support services, and innovative course offerings and delivery methods. The result is alumni who are well prepared for professional careers or graduate programs in their chosen fields and who continue to be connected to Coastal Carolina.

    Inspired by its founding in 1954 to serve the educational needs of the immediate area, Coastal Carolina has grown with the region to become a mid-sized regional comprehensive university with a tradition of a strong liberal arts core. As such, Coastal Carolina commits its resources to maintaining a population of 8,000 – 12,000 students by building baccalaureate and selective master’s programs of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services. Coastal Carolina fully embraces its leadership role as a regional center of economic and intellectual resources, lifelong learning, cultural and recreational opportunities, and athletic programs.

    As Coastal Carolina executes this mission, it recognizes its responsibility to be a role model to the community and to the professions by assuring fair and honest treatment of people with whom it interacts and sustainable stewardship of resources entrusted to it, adopting the highest standards of integrity and accountability, and committing itself to excellence through continuous self-improvement.

  • History:
  • Coastal Carolina Junior College opens September 20, 1954, as a branch of the College of Charleston. In 1958, Coastal Carolina Junior College becomes independent when College of Charleston discontinues its extension program. Horry County voters approve a referendum which raises taxes to provide funding for the college. The Horry County Higher Education Commission establishes Coastal Carolina Regional Campus of the University of South Carolina, effective fall 1960. In 1973 USC Coastal Carolina College adds a junior year; in 1974, a fourth year is added, and in 1975 USC Coastal Carolina College awards its first four-year degree. By 1989 enrollment reaches more than 4,000 students and the number of full-time faculty grows to 175. On July 23, 1991, the Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc., and the Horry County Higher Education Commission vote to establish an independent Coastal Carolina University. The South Carolina Legislature passes legislation establishing Coastal Carolina University as an independent, public institution, effective July 1, 1993. David A. DeCenzo takes office as the second president of Coastal Carolina University on May 7, 2007. DeCenzo succeeds Ronald R. Ingle, who served as the university's first president since 1993. The total number of alumni since 1993 reaches 10,129. A record fall enrollment of approximately 8,300 students includes a freshman class of more than 1,600 students. The annual economic impact of the university tops $255 million. Fall 2008 total enrollment was 8,154, and Fall 2009 enrollment was approximately 8,300 students from 45 states and 38 foreign countries.

  • Year established:1954
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:18
  • Advisory board size:16
  • Staff size:577


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:57-0977955