#4 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

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Student Population
Columbia International University overview
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Online ciu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Columbia International University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia International University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 336 prospective students applied, and 161 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 132 enrolled in the school.  712 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 336 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $23,090 plus fees of $910. Columbia International University is ranked 654 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Columbia International University is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Columbia International University overview
SAT 930/1140
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 30, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Columbia International University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$910
Room and Board $8,850
Budget for Other Expenses$3,710
Total One Year Cost$37,160

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$33,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbia International University students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 69%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 11%
Psychology 7%
General Studies 6%
Communication 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217925 IPEDS survey data for Columbia International University.

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