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Columbia Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Columbia Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Columbia, South Carolina

There are at least 17 colleges in Columbia, listed and described below. These schools represent 33,760 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 29,470 full-time students, and a reported 10,073 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of South Carolina-Columbia and Benedict College.

We also provide an extensive list of South Carolina Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Columbia is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Columbia.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Columbia.

Featured Colleges in the Columbia Area (QuickSchools™)

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South University


Columbia, SC

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Associate

ECPI University


Columbia, SC

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

 

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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Columbia Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Allen University
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: social services, business management, religion, mathematics, biology, chemistry, humanities, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 651 students, 612 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 556 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Member of a national athletic association.

Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204-1086

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and administration, biology, family studies, mass communication, general studies, psychology, social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,641 students, 2,724 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,210 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Centura College - Columbia
7500 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223

  • Programs: medical assistant, computer networking, administrative assistant, criminal justice and administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 387 students, 249 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Harley's Beauty and Barber Career Institute
1510 Ontario Street
Columbia, SC 29204

  • Programs: barber
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 9 students, 38 full-time equivalent.

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology Columbia
7474 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 75 students, 92 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails
449 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29210

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 141 students, 155 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

W L Bonner College
4430 Argent Ct
Columbia, SC 29203

  • Programs: theology and religious vocations, theological and ministerial studies, bible studies, youth ministry, religious education, pastoral counseling, missionary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 27 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 8 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Colleges in Columbia with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Dr
Columbia, SC 29203

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education courses, business management, elementary school teaching, speech pathology, human development and family studies, psychology, early childhood education, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,510 students, 1,426 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 604 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-570. Math: 450-550. Writing: 440-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203-1513

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: bible studies, theology, general studies, ministry, religious education, teacher ed, counseling psychology, mass communication
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 911 students, 770 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 480 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-620. Math: 480-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
4201 N Main St
Columbia, SC 29203-5898

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 153 students, 20 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 100 student capacity.
  • Notable: Study abroad option.

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC 29208

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, biology, marketing, law, experimental psychology, library science, finance, social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 27,272 students, 23,449 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 6,115 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-630. Math: 550-650.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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Students Dorms
West Columbia Colleges 1 13,064 10,706  

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