2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More
Student / Faculty
Columbia International University
is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,338. In 2021, there were 54 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in South Carolina and ranks #99 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.
Psychology Degrees Offered
Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years
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Psychology Programs Offered
For psychology degrees, Columbia International University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology.
In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.
|Psychology Graduates in 2021||BS||MA|
|Counseling and Applied Psychology||–||22|
In the fall of 2021, 526 students applied to the Columbia International University. The university admitted 46% and 73% of those who were admitted also enrolled.
By comparison, the average number of applicants for South Carolina universities is 7,243. On average, all South Carolina institutions admit 72% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.
The percentage of Columbia International University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 64%. Compared to all South Carolina four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.
The overall graduation rate for Columbia International University is 63%, compared to 52% for all South Carolina universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 32%.
Compare CIU to South Carolina Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees
Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Columbia International University to the average of all South Carolina four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.
Why it Matters
Compare Admission and Enrollment
Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.
In the fall of 2021, there were 50 or 25% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 151 or 75% part-time faculty members employed at Columbia International University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 50 or 25%.
Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.
Why it Matters
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Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.
For the 2021-2022 academic year at Columbia International University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $24,490, and the average cost for books and supplies is $600.
For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,710 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,100.
In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Columbia International University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.
|Expenses for Columbia International University||2021-2022|
|On Campus Room & Board||$8,950|
|On-Campus Living Expenses||$3,710|
|Total Living Expenses||$12,660|
|Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate||$24,490|
|Books and Supplies, Undergraduate||$600|
|Total Undergraduate Expenses||$37,750|
|In-State, Graduate Tuition||$10,710|
|In-State, Graduate Fees||$1,100|
|Total Graduate Expenses||$11,810|
Average Net Price
The average net price to attend Columbia International University is $20,088. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.
In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.
Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
Compare Columbia International University to all South Carolina universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.
For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.
Why it Matters
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Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.
The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 150 or 97%.
The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 573 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $15,865.
All Undergraduate Students
|Type of Aid||# Receiving Aid||Average Aid Received|
|Grant or Scholarship Aid||573||$15,865|
|Federal Student Loans||413||$6,719|
Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Columbia International University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.
We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.
Why it Matters
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Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.
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