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 found

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

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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
Columbia, SC
 
Allen University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 743enrollment
  • $15,848net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from Columbia

Benedict College
B
Columbia, SC
 
Benedict College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,165enrollment
  • $19,340net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

7 miles from Columbia

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Columbia College
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,276enrollment
  • $17,550net price
  • 96%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
  • $20,271net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT 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

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Columbia International University
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,048enrollment
  • $18,476net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT 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
  • $21,142net 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
  • $6,093net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

14 miles from Columbia

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

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,110enrollment
  • $8,318net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT 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
  • $5,868net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

31 miles from Columbia

Morris College
M
Sumter, SC
 
Morris College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 649enrollment
  • $16,472net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.55Avg GPA

32 miles from Columbia

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

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,387enrollment
  • $7,323net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

34 miles from Columbia

Claflin University
C
Orangeburg, SC
Claflin University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,172enrollment
  • $18,089net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 830-1060SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

37 miles from Columbia

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,022enrollment
  • $21,112net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 860-1010SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

37 miles from Columbia

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Newberry College
N
Newberry, SC
Newberry College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,208enrollment
  • $19,427net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT 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
  • $8,846net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 890-1110SAT range
  • 15-21ACT 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 $4,530 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.