When named the capitol of South Carolina, there were already twenty towns named Columbia. However, this particular Columbia sticks out as one of the best places to live and get a college education. Begin your path to being a biologist, journalist, teacher, or social worker by getting your degree at one of Columbia's 23 institutions. Named one of the "10 Great Cities to Live in" by Kiplinger Magazine, Columbia is the perfect place to make your next move. Not to mention an unemployment rate consistently below average meaning almost guaranteed job prospects after graduation.
Diversify your leisure as well as your education here. At the intersection of the "Three Rivers Greenway," a 12 mile long park system along the 3 rivers, Columbia a great place to play, especially on the water. Enjoy one of the many parks, the zoo, or trails. and with a State and National Park nearby, there are even more places to hike, fish, sail, or kayak. Warm days year round will let you get out any day, whether for adventure or drinks on the patio. With all these options, there's no reason you shouldn't let this Columbia help you stand out.Click Here to See the Best Colleges in the US*Wikipedia, "Columbia" *National Center for Education Statistics *Bureau of Labor Statistics
University of South Carolina-Columbia offers 305 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 8,953 students graduated with students earning 6,109 Bachelor's degrees, 1,600 Master's degrees, 929 Doctoral degrees, 311 Certificates, and 4 Associate's degrees.
Columbia International University offers 65 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 323 students graduated with students earning 161 Master's degrees, 115 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Doctoral degrees, 16 Associate's degrees, and 13 Certificates.
South University-Columbia offers 23 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2020, 259 students graduated with students earning 97 Master's degrees, 86 Bachelor's degrees, 40 Associate's degrees, and 36 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC||24 : 1||35,470|
|Columbia International University Columbia, SC||44 : 1||2,098|
|Southeastern College-Columbia Columbia, SC||19 : 1||193|
|Benedict College Columbia, SC||20 : 1||1,731|
|Columbia College Columbia, SC||26 : 1||1,218|