Guiding Your Students

Who is the typical Columbia College student?

There is no "typical" Columbia College student. Many call South Carolina home, but they hail from across the U.S. and the world too.

Out student body calls 20 states and eight different countries home. 

All of these bright young people share more than a few things in common. They're motivated, innovative, and compassionate, and are committed to improving themselves and the communities that they call home.

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Is my student a right fit?

The short answer? Yes.

Here at Columbia College, we know that high school grade point averages aren't the only metrics for future success. That's why we evaluate applications on a per-case basis, so we can get to know the entire applicant, not just their academic record.

What can they study? 

A third of our students pursue degrees in business, math, and the sciences. But we offer 50+ opportunities for students to tailor their studies. The best part about going to a small college is that students have the extra personalized direction to explore their passion. 

Rewarding Careers

Within six months of receiving their degree, 97% of our graduates are either employed (at an average reported salary range of $40,000) or pursuing graduate studies.

Recent Placements

  • Amazon
  • Darlington, Lexington, & Richland County School Districts
  • The Mayo Clinic
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals
  • University of South Carolina

Nationwide Options

  • Columbia University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Sarah Lawrence College

Career, Community & Life

We're focused on helping students chart meaningful career paths as well as making positive contributions out in the world. Here, they'll learn lifelong lessons on leadership, service, and social justice. 

Personalized Attention that Builds Confidence

Columbia College builds voices, builds confidence, and prepares students to work amongst different individuals. Graduates stand out because of their education and personal strength.

— Rebekah Ravago

Class of 2018

Behind the Stat

Small classes and professors who care.

Connect Students to Opportunity

Schedule a campus tour, chat with an admissions counselor, or just give us a call and ask your questions.