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The College of Charleston was founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785. It is the oldest institution of higher education in the state of South Carolina and the thirteenth oldest in the United States. Students in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation are enrolled in the College of Charleston and have full access to its resources, including:

The College of Charleston offers a B.S. in Historic Preservation and Community Planning; it is one of the largest programs of its type in the country. The faculty from this undergraduate program fully participate in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

Some quick facts about the College of Charleston:

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    Majors: 46
  • Minors: 81
  • Master's programs: 17 (and 8 certificate programs)
  • Library volumes: 740, 894 
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 9,679
  • Graduate enrollment: 1,409
  • Female students: 64.9%
  • Male students: 35.1%
  • Students living on campus: 3,373
  • Percentage of in-state students: 67.7%
  • Percentage of out-of-state students: 32.3%
  • States represented: 50 (including U.S. territories)
  • Countries represented: 68
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