Columbia College provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Columbia, SC and operated as a private institution. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Nearly a thousand students enroll at Columbia College yearly.
Students may choose from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Family And Consumer Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Most common scores among students admitted to this school are within the range of 19 - 24 for the ACT exam, or 900 - 1120 for the SAT exam. 69% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 31% choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $28,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs approximately $3,700 for the year. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
Columbia College participates in athletic programs through the NAIA's Appalachian Athletic Conference in Basketball.
Contact information, admission forms, areas of study offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.columbiasc.edu/.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Columbia College – South Carolina accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Columbia College – South Carolina is about 1,500. The student body is made up of 94% undergraduate students and 12% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $28,000-$34,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $740 to $890 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$21,955|
|Receiving Student Loans||66%||$6,750|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Columbia College – South Carolina may provide student services like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of Columbia College – South Carolina is close to 42%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||32%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Dance Program
- Music Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Columbia College – South Carolina is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Appalachian Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Columbia College – South Carolina by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Columbia College – South Carolina.
- University of South Carolina - Sumter in Sumter, SC (39 miles away)
- South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC (39 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Aiken in Aiken, SC (53 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Union in Union, SC (57 miles away)
- Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC (62 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Columbia College – South Carolina for official up-to-date information.