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Average Salary for Coastal Carolina University Alumni

Located in Conway, S.C., roughly 9,000 students call Coastal Carolina University home for four years. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The figures in this overview come from the responses of CCU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Coastal Carolina University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Graphic Designer
5 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Restaurant Manager
4 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
2 salaries
Staff Scientist
2 salaries
Account Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Coastal Carolina University Details

108 James P. Blanton Circle
Conway, SC 29526


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Professionally, the restaurant industry, the banking industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among CCU alumni. A large chunk of former CCU students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Salaries are quite modest for CCU alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Typical pay for those who graduated from CCU amounts to approximately $43K.


The biggest paychecks among CCU alumni are earned by Senior Underwriters — these former students make $75K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Human Resources Generalists (around $60K) and Certified Public Accountants ($42K). Salaries are anything but generous for Staff Accountants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $33K.


Those with a degree from CCU often relocate to Myrtle Beach after college. It is also not uncommon to find former CCU students living and working in Washington, DC — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $61K. CCU alumni in Greenville can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $33K. Alumni express interest in Charlotte and Charleston as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from CCU can rake in a whopping $83K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $33K.


Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 17 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $50K). Many CCU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with roughly a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Customer Relations are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just half of the alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. Most grads participate in a 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to most respondents, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. Coastal Carolina University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of North Carolina at Asheville grads (who make an average of $47K) earn salaries most similar to CCU alumni. Christopher Newport University, California State University-Monterey Bay, and The Evergreen State College are also similar to CCU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
910 1100
ACT Scores 18 22

Key Stats

47 %
53 %
$29,540 - $51,465
$31,885 - $62,162
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

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