Columbia International University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,550
1.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,651
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.37%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
50.7%
448 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,098
37.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.7%
55 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 (63 degrees awarded), General Psychology (18 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (12 degrees).

In 2020, 381 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia International University. 49.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (204 degrees), 4.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $23,550, which is $1,020 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $23,550, which is $1,020 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,651.

In 2020, 68% of undergraduate students attending Columbia International University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,550
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Columbia International University was $23,550. The cost of tuition at Columbia International University is $1,020 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,651
2020 Value
2.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,651. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia International University grew by 2.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,425
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia International University was of $8,425 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 4.33% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Columbia International University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 16% with respect to 2019, when 81% 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.
4.37%
2018 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia International University was 4.37%, which represents 10 out of the 229 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Columbia International University received 448 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 33.3% annual growth. Out of those 448 applicants, 227 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,098 students enrolled at Columbia International University in 2020, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Columbia International University has an overall enrollment yield of 75.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
227
Accepted Out of 448

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Columbia International University was 50.7% (227 admissions from 448 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 47.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 33.3%, while admissions grew by 41%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
106
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Columbia International University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Columbia International University has a total enrollment of 2,098 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 792 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,306. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.6% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 13.9% Asian, 3.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.477% Two or More Races, 0.286% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (32.8%), followed by White Female (26.7%) and Black or African American Male (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Asian Female (6.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,098 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 792 and the part-time enrollment is 1,306. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2020 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 (75%), 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
    852
  2. Black or African American
    317
  3. Asian
    292

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University is 40.6% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 13.9% Asian, 3.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.477% Two or More Races, 0.286% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 280 students (13.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 7 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 (204 degrees awarded). There were 4.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia International University is Biblical Studies (63 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (18 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (12 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 (211 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Education (60 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 (1,794,263 people), Secondary school teachers (394,158 people), Education administrators (292,282 people), Special education teachers (171,898 people), and Other managers (170,731 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (211 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Education (60 degrees), Psychology (31 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (211 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Education (60 degrees), Psychology (31 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 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 (2,985,694 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (392,591 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (314,504 people), Outpatient care centers (194,961 people), and Religious organizations (177,088 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (211 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Education (60 degrees), Psychology (31 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 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. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 12 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia International University was Biblical Studies with 63 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

194
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
187
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 194 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (187).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.02 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia International University in Biblical Studies, which is 0.977 times less than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from Columbia International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia International University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.82% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    204 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia International University is white (204 degrees awarded). There were 4.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

8.66% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    114 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia International University is white female (114 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (90 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.8M (59.2%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Columbia International University had a total salary expenditure of $45.6M. Columbia International University employs 24 Associate professors, 22 Professors, and 2 Instructors. Most academics at Columbia International University are Male Professors (17), Male Associate professors(16), and Female Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.73M
2020 Endowment
0.949%
growth from 2019

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at about $4.73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia International University grew 0.949% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.9M 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. $3.8M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Columbia International University received $3.8M 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

$18.6M
2020 Salaries
9.9%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Columbia International University paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($45.6M) and a 9.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.3% growth from 2018 and a 21% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.83M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, Columbia International University paid a total of $2.83M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia International University were Associate professor with 24 employees; Professor with 22 employees; and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; and Service with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia International University was Male Professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 16 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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