Columbia International University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,090
1.09% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,242
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
47.9%
336 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,649
46.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.4%
65 Graduates

About

Columbia International University is a higher education institution located in Richland County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia International University were Biblical Studies (102 degrees awarded), General Psychology (13 degrees), and Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (13 degrees).

In 2019, 428 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia International University. 49.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (262 degrees), 5.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $23,090, which is $1,064 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $23,090, which is $1,064 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,242.

In 2019, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,090
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Columbia International University was $23,090. The cost of tuition at Columbia International University is $1,064 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,242
2019 Value
0.584%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Columbia International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,242. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Columbia International University grew by 0.584%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,075
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia International University was of $8,075 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 1% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Columbia International University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 17.3% with respect to 2018, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.6%
2017 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia International University was 10.6%, which represents 22 out of the 207 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Columbia International University received 336 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 45% annual decline. Out of those 336 applicants, 161 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,649 students enrolled at Columbia International University in 2019, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Columbia International University has an overall enrollment yield of 82%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
161
Accepted Out of 336

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Columbia International University was 47.9% (161 admissions from 336 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 33.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −45%, while admissions declined by −21.1%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
105
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Columbia International University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Columbia International University has a total enrollment of 1,649 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 774 students and the part-time enrollment is 875. This means that 46.9% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.3% White, 16.6% Black or African American, 5.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Asian, 0.424% Two or More Races, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Male (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.8%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (9.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,649 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 774 and the part-time enrollment is 875. This means that 46.9% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbia International University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Columbia International University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    747
  2. Black or African American
    273
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    85

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University is 45.3% White, 16.6% Black or African American, 5.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Asian, 0.424% Two or More Races, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 411 students (24.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2 fewer women than men received degrees from Columbia International University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia International University is white (262 degrees awarded). There were 5.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia International University is Biblical Studies (102 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (13 degrees) and Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia International University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (263 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Education (79 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,540,239 people), Secondary school teachers (513,575 people), Education administrators (298,443 people), Special education teachers (226,028 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (206,884 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (263 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Education (79 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (263 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Education (79 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,984,868 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,123 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (291,122 people), Outpatient care centers (204,156 people), and Religious organizations (186,098 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (263 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Education (79 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (6 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Columbia International University.
Most Common
  1. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia International University was Biblical Studies with 102 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
213
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 215 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.02 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 63 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia International University in Biblical Studies, which is 0.984 times less than the 64 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 58% of students graduating from Columbia International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia International University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    262 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia International University is white (262 degrees awarded). There were 5.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

1.64% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    132 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia International University is white male (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (130 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.69M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.34M (49.9%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Columbia International University had a total salary expenditure of $38.8M. Columbia International University employs 20 Professors, 18 Associate professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbia International University are Male Professors (16), Male Associate professors(12), and Female Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, Service, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.69M
2019 Endowment
0.854%
growth from 2018

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at about $4.69M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia International University grew 0.854% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.8M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $107k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Columbia International University received $107k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.9M
2019 Salaries
10.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Columbia International University paid a median of $16.9M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($38.8M) and a 10.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 21% growth from 2017 and a 5.73% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.23M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2019, Columbia International University paid a total of $2.23M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia International University were Professor with 20 employees; Associate professor with 18 employees; and Associate professor with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees; Service with 33 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia International University was Male Professor with 16 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Columbia International University.

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