HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Friday, August 15, marks move-in day for new and first-year Coastal Carolina University Students.
A brand new academic year can be exciting for many, but for new out of state college students; it's a different world. Not only are pencils, paper, notebooks and other classroom supplies on a college students, back to school shopping list but there are also things like bedroom sets, groceries, cars and even passports.
During New Student Move In Day, CCU students, faculty and staff notice that many new students come from different states outside of South Carolina. According to statistics from the university's institutional research, There were 1,067 out of state students to enroll at CCU in the fall of 2010. Projected enrollment for the fall of 2014 has increased to 1,392 students.
In 2013, the top five states that students came from, excluding South Carolina were: New Jersey with 690 students; New York with 540 students; Maryland with 532 students; Virginia with 416 students and Pennsylvania with 415 students.
Not only do out of state students attend Coastal Carolina University but students also come from abroad. 162 new international students enrolled at CCU in the fall semester of 2013. In that year, Russia played a big role in that number and was home to 17 of the international students.
Faculty at CCU have offered all of their students southern hospitality during opening day by providing instructions and maps to make the move-in process smooth. There will be a map directing students to the GG parking lot. Shuttles are available to transport you to the check in process. From there you will be directed to individual buildings. Opening day will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m .
Anyone who can not move in on opening day, will be able to on Saturday, August 16.
For more information, visit http://www.coastal.edu/housing/universityhousingmove-.
See the complete geographic distribution of enrollment for out-of-state CCU students in PDF format here:
See detailed past, current and projected enrollment statistics for CCU in PDF format here: