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#10 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
1,218
Columbia College overview
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Online columbiasc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Columbia College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 786 prospective students applied, and 763 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 132 enrolled in the school.  872 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 346 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $19,890 plus fees of $800. Columbia College is ranked 852 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

3/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

Columbia College is rated within the lower 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Columbia College within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 820/1050
ACT 17/20
Weighted GPA 3.47
Applications Accepted
97.1% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$19,890
Costs for Columbia College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,268
Other Fees$800
Room and Board $8,300
Budget for Other Expenses$5,100
Total One Year Cost$35,358

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$34,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbia College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 20%
Psychology 12%
Business 12%
Human Services 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217934 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College.

Current students may use the Columbia College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.