VMI vs. Citadel

Military College Rivalry

VMI vs. Citadel


Both VMI and Citadel are public. VMI is located in Lexington, VA and Citadel is located in Charleston, SC.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition of $49,722 than Citadel ($35,826).
  • VMI has tighter acceptance rate of 53.14% than Citadel (81.07%).
  • Citadel is larger with 3,693 students than VMI (1,652 students).

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#52 in Liberal Arts Colleges
#7 in Virginia
Rankings#13 in South Carolina
Public, 4-yearsSchool TypePublic, 4-years
Lexington, VALocationCharleston, SC
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
$19,914 Virginia residents
$49,722 out-of-state
Undergraduate$12,570 South Carolina residents
$35,826 out-of-state
Graduate$10,890 South Carolina residents
$18,540 out-of-state
$10,267Financial Aid$12,410
$40Application Fee$40 undergraduate
$40 graduate
53.14%Acceptance Rate81.07%
1,190 SAT, 25 ACTTest Scores
Student Population
1,652Total Students3,693
Online Enrollment673
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
74%Graduation Rate73%
22%Transfer-out Rate16%
87%Retention Rate86%
$65,200Average Earning after Graduation$59,600
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Not OfferedDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,751)
$3,102 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,372)
✔ (21 meals per week)
$7,260 average annual costs
Meal Plan✔ (20 meals per week)
Faculties and Staffs
10 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
142 Full-time
44 Part-time
Number of Faculties208 Full-time
103 Part-time
573 Full-time
84 Part-time
Number of Staffs641 Full-time
103 Part-time
$68,028 for Faculties
$53,987 Part-time
Average Salary$81,176 for Faculties
$62,227 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2021-2022