Columbia International University

Columbia International University

Columbia International University reports the following Spring, 2009 update to the information on this page:

  • The number of students: 929
    • 485 Undergraduate students (52%)
    • 120 Graduate students (14%)
    • 224 Seminary students (24%)
    • 650 Full-time students
    • 279 Part-time students

  • Diversity statistics
    • International students - 7%
    • White - 84%
    • Black - 6%
    • Hispanic - 1%
    • Asian/Pacific Islander - 1%
    • Race Unknown - 1%
  • Acceptance Statistics
    • Undergraduate: 405 applied, 293 admitted, 152 enrolled
    • Graduate: 122 applied, 70 admitted, 55 enrolled
    • Seminary: 257 applied, 199 admitted, 82 enrolled
  • Undergraduate Costs
    • In-state tuition and fees: $15,800
    • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $15,800
    • Room and board: $6,100
    • Books and supplies: $600
  • Graduate Costs
    • In-state tuition and fees: $10,500
    • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $10,500
    • Room and board: $6,100
    • Books and supplies: $600
  • Male/Female Ratios
    • Undergraduate - 47/53
    • Graduate - 30/70
    • Seminary - 65/35
  • Retention Rate - 80%

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Contacting Columbia International

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia , SC 29203-1513
General Phone: (803) 754-4100

Columbia International Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy211bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry, pre-ministerial studies, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, ...
Education and Teaching44curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, ESL instruction
Therapy and Counseling16psychology, counseling psychology
Business and Management0non-profit management
Media0mass communication
Liberal Arts0Near/Middle east studies, Biblical languages, English, general studies, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, diversity studies

Number of programs and degrees for Columbia International in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree11816
Master's degree11112
Doctor's degree102
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11
Associate's degree01
Postbaccalaureate certificate121
First-professional degree191
Post-master's certificate01

Columbia International Student Body

In 2007-2008, Columbia International had a total enrollment of 911 students (770 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 38%
Graduate 46%
First Professional 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 15%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 19%
30-34 10%
35-39 5%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina49%
North Carolina8%
New York5%
State unknown4%
(International Students)1%
North Dakota1%
New Jersey1%

Columbia International Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Columbia International Room and Board (2007)

Columbia International offers campus housing for 480 of its 770 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Columbia, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Columbia International Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510620
SAT Math480600
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Columbia International Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,270
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,270
Room and board $ 6,110
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Columbia International participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 342900)

Columbia International Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year25$54,7323$55,796
Associate professorcalendar year14$45,7923$42,984
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$30,784
All faculty totalcalendar year39$51,5239$43,188

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Columbia International Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Columbia International Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%Columbia International Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Columbia International Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Columbia International Number of students
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Columbia International Male % of student body
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Columbia International % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Columbia International % of degrees in religion and philosophy

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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