Columbia College – Columbia

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School Information

Phone Number: (803) 786-3012
Website: www.columbiasc.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://kc.columbiasc.edu/ics/Admissions/Apply_For_Admission.jnz
Address: 1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, SC 29203
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,276
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 634 (50% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $19,500
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,500
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $15,178

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Columbia College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Columbia College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 62
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 3
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 424

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Columbia College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $19,500
Out-of-state $19,500
Books and supplies $1,203

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $8,969
Out-of-state $8,969

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 158 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 158 99% $15,178
Student loan aid 116 73% $6,615

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 959 69% $11,251
Federal student loans 958 69% $6,903

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Columbia College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Columbia College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 877 0 877
Percent admitted 100% 0% 96%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 0% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Columbia College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 1,276
Undergraduate enrollment 1,165
Graduate enrollment 111

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Columbia College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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