Columbia International University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Columbia International University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,005 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1923 and is one of the 19 colleges and schools located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
31
Fair
Columbia International University will give you the opportunity to receive a 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Columbia International University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 31 majors. The most popular concentrations are Theology and Religion, Education, Psychology, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
73%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Columbia International University is fair at 73% (above South Carolina average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Columbia International University is average - 64%. Roughly 7% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Columbia International University is pretty decent: 14:1. Find out more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,500
High
Average tuition charges are high - around $19,900 a year. The additional fees at Columbia International University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $600, which makes it a total of $20,500 annually.

Read the details about Columbia International University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
34%
Hard
According to recent data, 553 applications were submitted and 188 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to enroll at this school.

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

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Columbia International University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Columbia International University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Columbia International University, 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.

ROTC
Available
No
Columbia International University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 700 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity.

Based on the college crime numbers, Columbia International University seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Columbia International University Location and Maps



Post Address: Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29203-1513, USA
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