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.

Education Institutes in Columbia
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Columbia
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Columbia
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Allen University600Four or more years12,7408
Benedict College2,281Four or more years17,49843
Columbia International University966Four or more years20,88046
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia133Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Lenoir-Rhyne University-Lutheran Theological Southern SeminaryN/AFour or more yearsN/AN/A
University of South Carolina-Columbia34,099Four or more years11,054288
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia143Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
W L Bonner College35Four or more years5,14814
University of Phoenix-South Carolina107Four or more years11,82112
ITT Technical Institute-ColumbiaN/AFour or more yearsN/AN/A
Remington College-Columbia Campus254At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
Virginia College-Columbia354At least 2 but less than 4 years14,38211
Fortis College-Columbia324At least 2 but less than 4 years15,1958
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia230Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
Construction Training Center13Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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