The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is located in Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel provides graduate degree programs to meet the needs of local residents and businesses in a casual non-military environment. While separate and distinct from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets in its operations, The Citadel Graduate College retains the institution’s core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect, and its commitment to developing and equipping principled leaders. The Citadel Graduate College offers 37 degree programs and 13 graduate certificates, with classes offered in the evening (and, in some cases, online) to accommodate the professional schedule of non-traditional students. For the fourth consecutive year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 public college – with offerings up to a master’s level – in the South.