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
Established1770; 251 years ago (1770)
Academic affiliations
ORAU, Sea-grant, Space-grant
Endowment$102.8 million (2020)[1][2]
PresidentAndrew T. Hsu
Administrative staff
836
Undergraduates10,488
Postgraduates1,454
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban
ColorsMaroon and white
   [3]
AthleticsNCAA Division ICAA
NicknameCougars
MascotCougar
Websitecofc.edu
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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
Architectural styleEarly Republic
NRHP reference No.71000748
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 11, 1971[5]
Designated NHLNovember 11, 1971[6]

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 (Thomas Heyward Jr., Arthur Middleton, and Edward Rutledge), and three future signers of the United States Constitution (Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and John Rutledge).

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  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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