The Citadel strives for excellence in every arena, placing the utmost
importance on the academic
success of each cadet and graduate student.
The trademark characteristics
that will best enable students to
fulfill their potential within the classroom are The Citadel’s assurance
of small class sizes, the individual
attention and mentoring of professors and academic officers in the
Corps, an array of academic support
programs and services, and a faculty featuring scholars of the highest
In order for The Citadel to continue its charge to achieve excellence
in the education of principled leaders,
the college must secure the funds to support and advance its faculty
and academic programs. Towards
that end, The Campaign for The Citadel aims to raise:
$7,500,000 to endow The Citadel Faculty Excellence Fund, which will
permit the development
of endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships to retain those
faculty members who demonstrate the greatest influence upon the educational and character development
of the Corps of Cadets. With enhanced faculty support, The Citadel will be better equipped to attract the
brightest emerging professors and
secure those outstanding faculty members who have demonstrated their
ability to provide the individualized, small-class approach that is the hallmark of a Citadel education.
$22,600,000 to establish Dean’s Excellence Funds in each of the five
$ 7,600,000 ~ School of Business Administration
$ 2,000,000 ~ School of Education
$ 5,500,000 ~ School of Engineering
$ 5,000,000 ~ School of Humanities & Social Sciences
$ 2,500,000 ~ School of Science & Mathematics
These endowed excellence funds will provide each dean with the discretionary
resources to fund a
variety of activities and projects that strengthen the educational
experience of cadets and the teaching
capability of the faculty. Such resources will enable the dean and
students in each school to take advantage
of opportunities within the discipline as they arise, from conference
presentations to participation in symposia,
to research opportunities beyond the campus gates.
funds will, in short, enrich the
educational experiences and professional and leadership development
opportunities available to the Corps
of Cadets through a sustained and active engagement within their academic
field of study.
Renowned for its dedicated professors and far-reaching academic programs
and support services, The
Citadel has been named a “Best Value in the South” (U.S. News and
World Report, 2006) as well as“America’s Hottest Military College” and one of the 25 “hottest colleges
in America” (Newsweek / Kaplan
College Guide, 2006).
The Citadel also leads the nation in its four-year graduation rate,
compared against its peer group of
public colleges whose entering students have average SAT scores between
1000 and 1200, according to the
Education Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to academic achievement.
Furthermore, The Citadel’s
four-year graduation rate of 62.3% compares exceptionally well to
the overall national average of a mere 29%. Simply stated, despite—or perhaps because of—the numerous additional
demands upon their time,
cadets at The Citadel are far more likely than their counterparts
at other public colleges and universities to
earn a degree on time, within four years.
These impressive accolades are the direct and tangible results of
the strength and discipline that define The
Citadel—the strength of its faculty and academic offerings, and the discipline of its Corps of Cadets and graduate
students in putting forth the effort required to achieve their full
potential, to “get the job done right.