Columbia International University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#6029 of 14,131 In the World
#1663 of 2,597 In North America
#1578 of 2,496 In the United States
#27 of 37 In South Carolina
#4 of 6 In Columbia

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
51%
Average SAT
1045
Average ACT
21
Avg. cost to attend
$18,651 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
857
Graduates
1,241
Male:Female Ratio
48:52
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.ciu.edu

Columbia International University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 51% 54% 48%
Applicants 448 215 233
Admissions 227 116 111
Freshmen enrolled full time 154 88 66
Freshmen enrolled part time 18 4 14

721 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

748 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
106 or 62%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 940
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Columbia International University are 940-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
66 or 39%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Columbia International University are 17-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 852 (41%)
Black or African American 317 (15%)
Asian 292 (14%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 280 (13%)
Nonresident Alien 268 (13%)
Hispanic 70 (3%)
Two or more races 10 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,651/year
Average aid awarded
$18,319
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $15,997
$30-48K $17,320
$48-75K $17,307
$75-110K $18,703
$110K+ $23,351

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $23,550$9,540
Tuition in-state $23,550$9,540
Tuition out-of-state $23,550$9,540
Fee in-district $1,100$1,100
Fee in-state $1,100$1,100
Fee out-of-state $1,100$1,100

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 420
Combined charge for room and board $8,950

Columbia International University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Missions & Missionary Studies 8 28 9
Business Administration and Management, General 3 12 14
Bible & Biblical Studies 13 5 4
Curriculum and Instruction 21
Divinity & Ministry 20
Theology & Theological Studies 19
Psychology, General 18
Counseling Psychology 13
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 12
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 10
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 9
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 3 4
Pre-Theology & Pre-Ministerial Studies 6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 6
Islamic Studies 5
Religious Education 5
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 5
Youth Ministry 4 1
English Language and Literature, General 4
Mass Communication & Media Studies 4
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 4
International & Globalization Studies 3
Religious & Sacred Music 3
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 2
General Studies 2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 2
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other 2
Communication and Media Studies, Other 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General 1
Grand Total 16 115 161 18
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 68% 70% 67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 69%

Publications & Citations

Publications
23
Citations
84

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
21 / 83
Sociology
10 / 63
Psychology
7 / 75
Education Majors
6 / 62
History
4 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
3 / 30
Art & Design
3 / 0
Gender Studies
2 / 6
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
2 / 0
Political Science
2 / 0
Linguistics
2 / 0
Construction Management
1 / 1
Creative Writing
1 / 0
Management
1 / 1
Demography
1 / 13
Literature
1 / 0
Performing arts
1 / 0
Music
1 / 0
Fashion Design
1 / 0
Business
1 / 1
Special Education
1 / 3
Math Teachers
1 / 0
Medicine
1 / 13
Mathematics
1 / 0
Engineering
1 / 1
Law
1 / 0
Philosophy
1 / 1
Clinical Psychology
1 / 13
Art History
1 / 0
Industrial Engineering
1 / 1

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1997 0 1
1998 0 0
1999 1 0
2000 0 0
2001 0 1
2002 1 2
2003 0 1
2004 0 1
2005 0 1
2006 0 0
2007 2 1
2008 2 3
2009 1 1
2010 0 5
2011 1 7
2012 0 2
2013 1 7
2014 1 10
2015 1 11
2016 0 5
2017 1 11
2018 2 5
2019 5 5
2020 3 9
2021 4 3

Notable alumni

  1. Tullian Tchividjian

    Tullian Tchividjian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    William Graham Tullian Tchividjian is a pastor and author of more than a half dozen books about Christianity and current issues, including One Way Love and It is Finished (David C. Cook, 2013 and 2015). He is a grandson of Christian evangelist Billy Graham.

General info

Alternative names CIU
Founded 1923
Motto To Know Him and Make Him Known
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 300
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia, South Carolina, 29203-1513
United States
City population 137,000
Phone 8007772227
Fax +1 (803) 786 4209

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