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Columbia College, South Carolina

country rank  1343
world rank  4102

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Overview

Established in 1854, the Columbia College, South Carolina is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Columbia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Carolina. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Columbia College, South Carolina is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) women only US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Columbia College, South Carolina offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 170-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Columbia College, South Carolina also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

Columbia College, South Carolina's Control Typeprivate

Entity

Columbia College, South Carolina's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

Columbia College, South Carolina' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized

Selectivity

Columbia College, South Carolina's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1854
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University Location

Address 1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia
29203 South Carolina
United States
Columbia College, South Carolina's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Columbia College, South Carolina Phone Number +1 (803) 277 1301
Columbia College, South Carolina Fax Number +1 (803) 786 3674

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Columbia College, South Carolina's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Columbia College, South Carolina's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Columbia College, South Carolina's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Columbia College, South Carolina.

Columbia College, South Carolina: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
International
students
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Columbia College, South Carolina's admission information.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Women Only.


Columbia College, South Carolina's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Columbia College, South Carolina a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Columbia College, South Carolina's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is required
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
  • Recommendations are considered but not required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES


Columbia College, South Carolina's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.


Columbia College, South Carolina's Admission Office Admission Office

1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia 29203
(803) 786 3871
800 277 1301

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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Columbia College, South Carolina.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Columbia College, South Carolina has an enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 students making it a very small-sized institution.


Columbia College, South Carolina's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 100-199 academic employees (Faculty).


Columbia College, South Carolina's Control Type Control Type

Columbia College, South Carolina is a private higher education institution.


Columbia College, South Carolina's Entity Type Entity Type

Columbia College, South Carolina is a non-profit higher education institution.


Columbia College, South Carolina's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


Columbia College, South Carolina's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Columbia College, South Carolina is Christian-Methodist Religious Affiliation

Columbia College, South Carolina has a Christian-Methodist affiliation (United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org).


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Columbia College, South Carolina's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Postbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with other professional programs

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Columbia College, South Carolina's main facilities:


Columbia College, South Carolina's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Columbia College, South Carolina's Library

Columbia College's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 84,331 physical volumes, 2,841 physical media and 120 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 22 full-time employees, including 4 librarians. Columbia College's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Columbia College, South Carolina provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 618 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Columbia College, South Carolina's main services:


Columbia College, South Carolina's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Columbia College, South Carolina's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


Columbia College, South Carolina's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Columbia College, South Carolina is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1938


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Columbia College, South Carolina's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
  • American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, Inc., Accrediting Commission
  • Council on Social Work Education, Board of Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Columbia College, South Carolina's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Columbia College, South Carolina's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

Columbia College, South Carolina's Facebook page Columbia College, South Carolina's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Columbia College, South Carolina's X (formerly Twitter) page Columbia College, South Carolina's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Columbia College, South Carolina's YouTube channel Columbia College, South Carolina's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Columbia College, South Carolina's Instagram page Columbia College, South Carolina's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Columbia College, South Carolina's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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