Columbia College

1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, SC 29203

About Columbia College

Columbia College is classified as a medium-sized, rural-serving public Associate’s college with a student body of up to 7,500 students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This mid-sized two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 500 to 1,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, up to 60% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,188
Student Age% Under 2560%
 % 25 and Over40%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time79%
 % Part-time21%
Race/Ethnicity% White51.2%
 % Black39.2%
 % Asian1.4%
 % Latino1.9%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown4.6%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted77%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled27%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT55%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800570 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$24,060
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$24,060
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid100%
 % Undergraduates with Loans72%
 % Undergraduates with Grants100%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,100
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,574
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$4,850
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,140
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$7,145
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,465

Neighborhood Data for the Columbia Area

Median Age28.6
Median Household Income$38,995
Total Population128,777
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.0% 49.0%
 Age 0-947.8%52.2%
 Age 10-1753.5%46.5%
 Age 18-2452.7%47.3%
 Age 25-2955.1%44.9%
 Age 30-3954.1%45.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White51.8%
 % Black42.8%
 % Asian2.2%
 % Latino4.0%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,574
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$4,850
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$611
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50038.1%25.3%10.7%
 $500 to $74944.6%48.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9998.8%21.2%37.7%
 Over $10008.6%4.9%19.7%
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