The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly referred to simply as The Citadel, is a state-supported, comprehensive college located in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Established in 1842, it is one of six Senior Military Colleges in the United States. It has 17 academic departments divided into five schools offering 20 majors and 38 minors. The military program consists of cadets pursuing bachelor's degrees who live on campus, the civilian evening program run by The Citadel Graduate College sponsors 8 part time undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and online/distance degree programs.College overviewToday, The Citadel serves two basic groups of students: the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and both undergraduate and graduate non-cadet traditional students. The Corps of Cadets numbers 2,200 while approximately 1,200 students make up the Citadel Graduate College. Women comprise 8% of the Corps and 21% of the overall enrollment while minorities comprise 15% in the Corps and 23% of the total enrollment. Approximately half of The Citadel's cadet enrollment is from the state of South Carolina; cadets come from 45 states and 15 foreign countries. South Carolina residents receive a discount in tuition, as is common at state-sponsored schools. The Citadel receives 8% of its operating budget from the state. In 2017, the school's ROTC program commissioned 129 officers.The Citadel military program combines academics, physical challenges and military discipline. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets is one of the largest uniformed bodies in the country and all members of the corps of cadets are required to participate in ROTC with approximately one third being commissioned into the five military services. The academic program is divided into five schools – Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Education; Bachelor's degrees are offered in 20 major programs of study and 38 minors. The Citadel Graduate College offers 25 master's degrees, 7 evening undergraduate degrees, and 21 graduate certificates along with 2 educational specialist courses; a 2+2 evening program also allows students with Associate Degrees from select state community colleges to pursue their Bachelors degree in 8 subjects. 94% of the faculty hold doctoral degrees and the majority are full-time professors; the ratio of cadets to faculty is 12:1 and the average class size is 20.
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