Columbia International University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,620
4.61% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,911
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.26%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
48.2%
506 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,481
30% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68.4%
54 Graduates

About

Columbia International University is a higher education institution located in Richland County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Columbia International University were Curriculum & Instruction (125 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (33 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees).

In 2022, 680 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia International University. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (266 degrees), 2.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $25,620, which is $1,624 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $25,620, which is $1,624 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,911.

In 2022, 64% of undergraduate students attending Columbia International University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,620
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbia International University was $25,620. The cost of tuition at Columbia International University is $1,624 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,911
2022 Value
0.881%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,911. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia International University grew by 0.881%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,475
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia International University was of $8,475 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Columbia International University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.48% with respect to 2021, when 67% 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.
1.26%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia International University was 1.26%, which represents 3 out of the 239 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Columbia International University received 506 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.8% annual growth. Out of those 506 applicants, 244 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,481 students enrolled at Columbia International University in 2022. 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Columbia International University has an overall enrollment yield of 73.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
244
Accepted Out of 506

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Columbia International University was 48.2% (244 admissions from 506 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 45.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.8%, while admissions grew by 1.67%..

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage (2022)
65
Scores Submitted (2022)

42% of enrolled first-time students at Columbia International University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Columbia International University had a total enrollment of 2,481 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 745 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,736. This means that 30% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.4% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 13.1% Asian, 2.02% Two or More Races, 0.927% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Columbia International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (32.6%), followed by White Female (31.7%) and Black or African American Male (8.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia International University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,481 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 745 and the part-time enrollment is 1,736. This means that 30% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Columbia International University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,027 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    402 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    325 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University is 41.4% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 13.1% Asian, 2.02% Two or More Races, 0.927% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 156 students (6.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 52 more women than men received degrees from Columbia International University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia International University is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Columbia International University is Curriculum & Instruction (125 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (33 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (210 degrees awarded), Education (186 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees).

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 (1,783,691 people), Accountants & auditors (1,066,363 people), Other managers (822,175 people), Secondary school teachers (527,156 people), and Financial managers (521,216 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University in 2022 are Theology (210 degrees awarded), Education (186 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Business (177 degrees), and Psychology (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (210 degrees awarded), Education (186 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Business (177 degrees), and Psychology (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,392,085 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (686,914 people), Computer Systems Design (583,922 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (560,211 people), and Banking & related activities (524,825 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (210 degrees awarded), Education (186 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Business (177 degrees), and Psychology (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 125 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Columbia International University was Curriculum & Instruction with 125 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

314
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
366
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 314 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University, which is 0.858 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (366).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University in Organizational Leadership, which is 1.68 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 3.31 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 54% of students graduating from Columbia International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbia International University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.7% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    266 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia International University is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

13.1% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    141 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    125 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia International University is white male (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (125 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.85M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−NaN4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Columbia International University had a total salary expenditure of 55.4M. Columbia International University employs 24 Associate professors, 23 Professors and 2 Instructors. Most academics at Columbia International University are Male Professor (18), Male Associate professor (15), and Female Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Service with 32 employees.

Endowment

$4.85M
2022 Endowment
1.57%
growth from 2021

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at about $4.85M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia International University grew 1.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $41.7M 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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Salary Expenditure

$22.9M
2022 Salaries
9.14%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbia International University paid a median of $22.9M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($55.4M) and a 9.14% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.97M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia International University paid a total of $2.97M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 13% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia International University were Associate professor with 24 employees, Professor with 23 employees, and Instructor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees, and Service with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia International University was Male Professor with 18 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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