Colleges Near Columbia

Colleges and universities near me in the Columbia, South Carolina area

There are 9 colleges in Columbia and 74 colleges within 100 miles enrolling a total of 238,462 students.

Located in South Carolina with a population of 129,272, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Columbia. Driving time to these schools from Columbia should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is Wofford College in Spartanburg. The largest college in the area is University of South Carolina Columbia enrolling 34,795 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Columbia.


74 results

Virginia College Columbia
V
Columbia, SC
 
Virginia College Columbia

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 404enrollment
  • $24,151net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Columbia

University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
P
Columbia, SC
 
University of Phoenix Columbia Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

6 miles from Columbia

Allen University
A
HBCU
Columbia, SC
 
Allen University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 743enrollment
  • $14,303net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from Columbia

Benedict College
B
HBCU
Columbia, SC
 
Benedict College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,165enrollment
  • $13,581net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 820-1030SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

7 miles from Columbia

Columbia College
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,276enrollment
  • $18,359net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

6 miles from Columbia

University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 34,795enrollment
  • $21,787net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 4.15Avg GPA

8 miles from Columbia

W L Bonner College
W
Columbia, South Carolina
 
W L Bonner College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 41enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

8 miles from Columbia

Columbia International University
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,048enrollment
  • $18,242net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

11 miles from Columbia

Medix School Fortis College
M
Columbia, SC
 
Medix School Fortis College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 382enrollment
  • $20,445net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

11 miles from Columbia

Midlands Technical College
M
West Columbia, SC
 
Midlands Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,892enrollment
  • $5,864net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

14 miles from Columbia

University of South Carolina Sumter
S
Sumter, SC
 
University of South Carolina Sumter

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,110enrollment
  • $10,219net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

31 miles from Columbia

Central Carolina Technical College
C
Sumter, SC
 
Central Carolina Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,550enrollment
  • $5,366net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

31 miles from Columbia

Morris College
M
HBCU
Sumter, SC
 
Morris College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 649enrollment
  • $15,823net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.55Avg GPA

32 miles from Columbia

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
O
Orangeburg, SC
 
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,387enrollment
  • $6,438net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

34 miles from Columbia

Claflin University
C
HBCU
Orangeburg, SC
Claflin University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,172enrollment
  • $18,136net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 830-1050SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

37 miles from Columbia

South Carolina State University
S
HBCU
Orangeburg, SC
South Carolina State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,022enrollment
  • $20,007net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 840-990SAT range
  • 15-17ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

37 miles from Columbia

Newberry College
N
Newberry, SC
Newberry College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,208enrollment
  • $19,623net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

44 miles from Columbia

University of South Carolina Lancaster
S
Lancaster, SC
 
University of South Carolina Lancaster

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,523enrollment
  • $9,273net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

49 miles from Columbia

FAQ's

The closest community college is Midlands Technical College and is 13.7 miles from Columbia. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Midlands Technical College are $4,788 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Midlands Technical College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.