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At a Glance

Liberal arts and sciences

Columbia College is a private, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college offering bachelor's and master's degrees as well as certificate programs on campus and online.

Tuition

  • One of the most affordable private colleges in NWS Charleston
    • $180 per credit hour for on-campus classes
    • $245 per credit hour for online classes
students in classroom

Enrollment

Nationwide, Columbia College serves nearly 25,000 students each year.

Campus amenities/location

  • Modern education technology in classrooms
  • Full Internet access to the college's electronic library on and off campus
  • Advising by appointment, phone, fax or e-mail
  • Textbook purchases by phone, fax or over the Internet through MBS Online Bookstore

    College history

    Accreditation

    Columbia College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association and has been since 1918.

    Faculty

    • A faculty-to-student ratio of 1-to-10 at the NWS Charleston campus fosters personal attention and interaction with the instructor and other adult students.
    • Instructors at Columbia College-NWS Charleston are practicing professionals who have at least a master's degree in their field

    Alumni

    • Columbia College has more than 68,000 living alumni around the country and the world.