96%

Acceptance Rate

$15,178

Avg.Financial Aid

002456

FAFSA Code

About Columbia College (SC)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,276

Website

www.columbiasc.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Columbia College, which is located in Columbia, South Carolina is a private, United Methodist university. Around 61% of the students are 24 and under at Columbia College. At CC around 37% are Black or African American, 34% are white, and 17% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 84% of the students are females and 16% are males. Seth Low, Nicholas Murray Butler, Barack Obama, and Eric Holder are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, CC offers around 156 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

1301 Columbia College Dr

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8037863012
Fax: 8037543178
Request Info

Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a college and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the college has a ranking. The ranking of a college is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a college is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Columbia College does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

96%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

N/A

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Columbia College. It is a non-refundable amount. As a general rule, securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, at Columbia College, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29203. They can also call them at (803) 786-3012.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$16,702

Average Annual Cost

$19,500

Books And Supplies

$1,203

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,900

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,520

Total One Year Cost

$33,123

Before applying to CC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $34,293. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($19,890), books and supplies ($1,258), room and boarding ($7,900), and budget for other expenses ($6,429). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

70%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

25%

Male Professors

75%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Criminal Justice and Corrections

70 Graduates

Social Work

32 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

31 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

23 Graduates

Psychology, General

23 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

22 Graduates

Homeland Security

18 Graduates

Biology, General

16 Graduates

Behavioral Sciences

11 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

11 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

9 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

9 Graduates

English Language and Literature/Let...

7 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Political Science and Government

7 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

6 Graduates

Journalism

6 Graduates

Dance

5 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

4 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

4 Graduates

Public Health

4 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

History

1 Graduates

Public Administration and Social Se...

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,165

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

47%

Full-time

66%

Part-time

34%

Students Gender

Male

20%

US National: 44%

Female

80%

US National: 56%

Race/Ethnicity

47% White

7% Unknown

37% Black

4% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

9%

Out Of State

91%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$56,464 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,900/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

NA

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

NA

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,900 per year. At Columbia College, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the college offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The college has enrolled around 16% male and 84% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$27,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$34,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,780

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$164 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$15,178

Students Receiving Federal Grants

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,220

Students Receiving State Aid

84%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,400

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,663

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,543

$30K - $48K

$17,058

$48K - $75K

$13,619

$75K - $110K

$14,704

> $110K

$13,038

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,811, whereas the financial aid is $4,631. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $6,271 and institutional aid worth $4,631. At CC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $1,862,234 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $4,734,924.

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