Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's and (effective Fall 2014) doctorate degrees.
Coastal Carolina University is ranked as a "Best College" in the 2014 national review by U.S. News and World Report.
Coastal Carolina University is ranked as a "Top College" by Forbes magazine in the 2013 national review of America's top colleges.
Coastal Carolina University has earned a "College of Distinction" designation for 2013-2014 in two categories, as a national public institution and as a state institution.
Coastal Carolina University has been designated a 2014 "Military-Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.