Best Colleges in Columbia

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

Best Four Year Universities in Columbia

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Based on 32 Reviews
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Based on 28 Reviews
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
Based on 28 Reviews
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, MD
Based on 4 Reviews
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO
Based on 76 Reviews
Towson University
Towson, MD
Based on 16 Reviews
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Based on 8 Reviews
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Stevenson University
Stevenson, MD
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Based on 12 Reviews
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
University of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Based on 16 Reviews
Columbia International University
Columbia, SC
Based on 4 Reviews
Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Based on 12 Reviews
Stephens College
Columbia, MO
Coppin State University
Baltimore, MD
Based on 4 Reviews
St John's College
Annapolis, MD
St John's College
Annapolis, MD
Benedict College
Columbia, SC
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY
Based on 4 Reviews
Ner Israel Rabbinical College
Baltimore, MD
Allen University
Columbia, SC
ITT Technical Institute-Columbia
Columbia, SC
ITT Technical Institute-Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
ITT Technical Institute-Hanover
Hanover, MD
Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Sojourner-Douglass College
Baltimore, MD

Best Community Colleges in Columbia

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public