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.*Wikipedia, "Columbia" *National Center for Education Statistics *Bureau of Labor Statistics
University of South Carolina-Columbia offers 350 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 8,946 students graduated with students earning 5,988 Bachelor's degrees, 1,742 Master's degrees, 919 Doctoral degrees, and 297 Certificates.
Columbia International University offers 59 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 336 students graduated with students earning 175 Master's degrees, 112 Bachelor's degrees, 21 Doctoral degrees, 14 Associate's degrees, and 14 Certificates.
South University-Columbia offers 24 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 285 students graduated with students earning 120 Bachelor's degrees, 96 Master's degrees, 37 Associate's degrees, 31 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Fortis College-Columbia offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 159 students graduated with students earning 145 Certificates, and 14 Associate's degrees.
Midlands Technical College offers 85 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 2,015 students graduated with students earning 1,167 Associate's degrees, and 848 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC||24 : 1||35,364|
|Southeastern Institute-Columbia Columbia, SC||22 : 1||196|
|Columbia International University Columbia, SC||43 : 1||1,649|
|Columbia College Columbia, SC||23 : 1||1,243|
|Allen University Columbia, SC||20 : 1||817|
|Benedict College Columbia, SC||24 : 1||2,040|
|Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia Columbia, SC||142|
|Fortis College-Columbia Columbia, SC||62 : 1||497|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia Columbia, SC||239|
|Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia Columbia, SC||134|
|Remington College-Columbia Campus Columbia, SC||140|
|South University-Columbia Columbia, SC||40 : 1||797|
|LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc Camden, SC||25|
|Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC||42 : 1||9,160|
|W L Bonner College Columbia, SC|