Columbia College South Carolina: Review & Facts

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Columbia College South Carolina is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,260 students enrolled. This college was established in 1854 and is one of the 19 colleges and schools located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Columbia College South Carolina is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
40
Bachelor's degree and master's degree are offered at Columbia College South Carolina.

Columbia College South Carolina deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 40 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Psychology, Social Work, Work and Family Studies, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
60%
The student retention rate at Columbia College South Carolina is relatively low at 60% (close to South Carolina average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Columbia College South Carolina is low: 40%.

Student to faculty ratio at Columbia College South Carolina is pretty good: 12:1. Learn more information about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$26,100
Average tuition charges are very high, about $25,600 per year. The additional fees at Columbia College (not included in tuition costs) are around $500; which totals $26,100 a year.

Read the details about Columbia College South Carolina additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
According to government data, 772 applications were submitted and 499 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

This school will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Columbia College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,400
Columbia College South Carolina provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Columbia College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C+
Columbia College South Carolina offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 600 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low, nearly $3,400 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at Columbia College South Carolina. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Columbia College South Carolina seems to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Columbia College South Carolina Location and Maps



Post Address: Columbia College South Carolina, 1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29203, USA
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