Essay on Swot Analysis College

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SWOT Analysis Lauren Fischer October 29, 2012.

SWOT Analysis

Strengths: Location Low student to teacher ratio

Weaknesses: Crime College Mission/Vision Lack of Diversity Threats: Economy Peer Insitutions

Opportunities: Economy External fundraising efforts

Strengths: Location Low student to teacher ratio

Weaknesses: Crime College Mission/Vision Lack of Diversity Threats: Economy Peer Insitutions

Opportunities: Economy External fundraising efforts

Strengths: Location The college may benefit most from it’s location. The location may have little to do with the inner workings of the college, but it is one of the most attractive features about the college. The campus aesthetics, historical surroundings and proximity to the
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“Internal and external constituents are often computed about the College’s missions, questioning whether it is the state’s liberal art’s college or a comprehensive university, private or public, a teaching or a research institution.” (Strategic Plan, p. 2) Two- thirds of the students at the College of Charleston are earning degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and most of the faculty and students regard the school as a liberal arts college. The state of South Carolina considers College of Charleston to be one of the ten comprehensive institutions. Lack of Diversity The College of Charleston has increased it’s academic quality and quality of life significantly over the years. “ It’s student body remains overwhelmingly white, female, middle class. The college’s current strategic plan says that percentage of students from diverse ethnic groups at the College of Charleston is the lowest of any of the state’s four-year colleges and universities. The lack of diversity may hinder enrollments, especially those students looking for a unique urban experience. The school should try to develop strategies or programs that might attract more students from diverse backgrounds.

Opportunities Economy While for many reasons the economy can be seen as a threat, and in today’s world it is a threat for many colleges across the nation, it is an…

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