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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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Columbia Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson St
Columbia, KY

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: United Methodist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2651
  • In-State Tuition: 22920
  • Out-of-State tuition: 22920

Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 9632
  • In-State Tuition: 5805
  • Out-of-State tuition: 7020

Paul Mitchell the School-Missouri Columbia
1611 Burlington Street Suite A
Columbia, MO

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services, Education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 76

Allen University
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: English language and literature/letters, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Philosophy and religious studies, Physical sciences, Social sciences, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 625
  • In-State Tuition: 12740
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12740

Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Baptist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2465
  • In-State Tuition: 16356
  • Out-of-State tuition: 16356

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

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 111

Columbia State Community College
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Science technologies/technicians, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 5297
  • In-State Tuition: 3648
  • Out-of-State tuition: 15048

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

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 127

W L Bonner College
4430 Argent Ct
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 22
  • In-State Tuition: 5148
  • Out-of-State tuition: 5148

Tennessee Career Institute
1412 Trotwood Avenue, Suite 1
Columbia, TN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 67

Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia
9325 Snowden River Pky
Columbia, MD

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Construction trades, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 711

Columbia College
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 14759
  • In-State Tuition: 6999
  • Out-of-State tuition: 6999

South University-Columbia
9 Science Court
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Legal professions and studies, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Public administration and social service professions, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1328
  • In-State Tuition: 16665
  • Out-of-State tuition: 16665

Centura College-Columbia
7500 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Construction trades, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 133
  • In-State Tuition: 15750
  • Out-of-State tuition: 15750

Regency Beauty Institute-Columbia
260T Harbison Blvd, Unit 20
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 24

Virginia College-Columbia
7201 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 449
  • In-State Tuition: 13932
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13932

Fortis College-Columbia
246 Stoneridge Dr Ste 101
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 393
  • In-State Tuition: 14985
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14985

Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia
700 Gervais Street Suite D
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 200

Bryan University
3215 LeMone Industrial Boulevard
Columbia, MO

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 71
  • In-State Tuition: 13810
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13810

Colleges in Columbia with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Columbia Area Career Center
4203 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO

  • Programs: Precision production, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 69

University of Missouri-Columbia
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 35424
  • In-State Tuition: 8286
  • Out-of-State tuition: 23943

Stephens College
1200 E Broadway
Columbia, MO

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Education, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Legal professions and studies, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 901
  • In-State Tuition: 28976
  • Out-of-State tuition: 28976

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Philosophy and religious studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1001
  • In-State Tuition: 19890
  • Out-of-State tuition: 19890

Lenoir-Rhyne University-Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
4201 Main St
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 82

University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 33724
  • In-State Tuition: 11082
  • Out-of-State tuition: 29898

University of Phoenix-South Carolina
1001 Pinnacle Point Dr
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 305
  • In-State Tuition: 10527
  • Out-of-State tuition: 10527

ITT Technical Institute-Columbia
1628 Browning Road, Suite 180
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 254
  • In-State Tuition: 17748
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17748

Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Dr
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: United Methodist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1484
  • In-State Tuition: 28100
  • Out-of-State tuition: 28100

University of Phoenix-Maryland
8830 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 292
  • In-State Tuition: 11150
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11150

Southeastern Institute-Columbia
1420 Colonial Life Blvd, Suite 80
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 130

Remington College-Columbia Campus
607 Bush River Rd
Columbia, SC

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 294
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