33%

Acceptance Rate

$16,426

Avg.Financial Aid

003429

FAFSA Code

About Columbia International University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,048

Website

www.ciu.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.

Not applicable

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

Yes

Columbia International University is a private university located in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia International University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At CIU around 56% are white, 20% are Black or African American, and 11% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. Further, around 77% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 52% of the students are females and 48% are males. Philip Yancey, Joy Ridderhof, Chet Bitterman, and Nabeel Jabbour are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, CIU offers around 141 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

7435 Monticello Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8007772227
Fax: 8037864209
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Rankings

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Admissions

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

None

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

33%

SAT Range

940 - 1120

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$18,136

Average Annual Cost

$22,840

Books And Supplies

$600

Other Fees

$850

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

$8,150

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,710

Total One Year Cost

$36,150

Before applying to CIU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $37,135. The average annual tuition cost ($24,000), books and supplies ($600), room and boarding ($8,850), and budget for other expenses ($4,110) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

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

86%

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

73%

Male Professors

27%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies

109 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

17 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

15 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

14 Graduates

Psychology, General

9 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

8 Graduates

International/Global Studies

4 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

4 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

4 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

2 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, G...

2 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

2 Graduates

Intercultural/Multicultural and Div...

1 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

545

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

44%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

60% White

9% Unknown

18% Black

6% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

7%

Unknown Location

42%

Out Of State

44%

In State

7%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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

Median Household Income

$64,435 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 95% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

95%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

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

Rams

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

52

Total Female Athletes

44

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At CIU, $8,850 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The university has enrolled around 48% male and 52% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$25,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$29,900/year

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

$0$100,000

$21,500

$21,500

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.

$223 - 223

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.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,426

Students Receiving Federal Grants

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,820

Students Receiving State Aid

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,739

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,270

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,617

$30K - $48K

$21,897

$48K - $75K

$18,237

$75K - $110K

$15,061

> $110K

$11,599

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$409,195

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,141,979

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CIU 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 financial aid at Columbia International University is around $13,119 and the federal grant is $4,658. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $6,083 as well as institutional aid worth $13,119. At CIU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $409,195 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $1,141,979.

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