College of Charleston

Liberal arts college in Charleston, South Carolina

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College of Charleston
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MottoSapientia Ipsa Libertas
Ædes Mores Juraque Curat
Motto in English
"Wisdom itself is liberty."
"She Cares For Her Temples, Customs and Rights."
TypePublic liberal arts college
Space grant
Sea grant
Established1770; 250 years ago (1770)
Endowment$100.1 million (2019)[1][2]
PresidentAndrew T. Hsu
Administrative staff
836
Undergraduates10,488
Postgraduates1,454
Location, ,
U.S.
CampusUrban
ColorsMaroon and white
         [3]
AthleticsNCAA Division ICAA
NicknameCougars
AffiliationsORAU
MascotCougar
Websitecofc.edu
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The College of Charleston (also known as CofC or Charleston) is a public liberal arts college in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, it is the oldest college in South Carolina, the 13th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and the oldest municipal college in the country. The founders of the college include three future signers of the Declaration of Independence and three future signers of the United States Constitution.

College of Charleston Complex:Randolph Hall, Towell Library and Porters Lodge
College of Charleston is located in South Carolina
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College of Charleston is located in the United States
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LocationGlebe, George, St. Philip and Green streets, Charleston, South Carolina
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)[4]
Built1827
ArchitectEdward B. White; George E. Walker; Et al.
Architectural styleEarly Republic, Other
NRHP reference No.71000748
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 11, 1971[5]
Designated NHLNovember 11, 1971[6]
  1. ^ As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Investments" (PDF). College of Charleston. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ http://marcomm.cofc.edu/brandmanual/bychapter/visualidentity/colorpalette.php
  4. ^ Staff, National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings (August 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: College of Charleston Complex: Main Building, Library and Gate Lodge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-22. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) and Accompanying four photos, exterior and interior, from 1970 (1.43 MB)
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  6. ^ "College of Charleston". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2008-03-19.

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