Colleges in Columbia, South Carolina Statistics

Columbia is a city in South Carolina. According to 2019 Census data, the population is 560,041 (estimated). For the academic year 2019-2020, eighteen colleges are active for serving college programs in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition, there are 17 colleges located within 30 miles from Columbia.
By school types, there are one public and seventeen private schools. By school levels, there are eight 4-years (or high) schools, four 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and six less than 2 years schools (career, technical, or vocational schools) based on the IPEDS data.
All Eighteen schools offer undergraduate programs and six schools offer graduate programs. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the schools in Columbia, South Carolina is $15,178 for South Carolina residents and $16,215 for out-of-state students.
The average acceptance rate is 75.67% and the average SAT score is 1,036. A total of 43,821 students enrolled in schools in Columbia, South Carolina, of which 20,248 students enrolled in online degree programs exclusively. The average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

Colleges in Columbia, Sou Comparison Table

The following table lists 18 colleges located in Columbia, South Carolina ordered by distance from Columbia. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
You can sort the table by column by clicking/touching column titles. The colleges in light blue rows are located in the city limit and other schools are not located in, but near the city.
All SchoolsPublicPrivate4 Years CollegeCommunity CollegesTechnical Colleges
College NameDistance From ColumbiaUndergraduate Tuition & FeesPopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty RatioGraduate Tuition & FeesAcceptance RateSAT Score
Centura College-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 2-4 years
valid
3.49 miles$15,88760-----
South University-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
5.35 miles$18,0007326%11 to 1$16,320--
Construction Training Center
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
5.43 miles$11,7101931%10 to 1---
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
5.51 miles$7,90012237%20 to 1---
Benedict College
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
6.90 miles$17,2001,73128%18 to 1$12,50073.00%925
Allen University
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
6.93 miles$13,34070519%15 to 1$8,90065.00%-
Columbia College
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
7.26 miles$18,5911,21866%12 to 1$10,91197.00%935
W L Bonner College
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
7.42 miles$5,41621-3 to 1---
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
7.61 miles$33,92835,47078%18 to 1$30,16068.00%1,240
Southeastern Esthetics Institute
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
8.19 miles$9,50012384%20 to 1---
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
8.28 miles$16,33219972%15 to 1---
Columbia International University
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
10.13 miles$24,6502,09868%15 to 1$10,64051.00%1,045
Fortis College-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 2-4 years
valid
10.33 miles$14,10956949%25 to 1---
Remington College-Columbia Campus
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
11.10 miles$21,2103331%13 to 1---
Southeastern Institute-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 2-4 years
valid
11.54 miles$19,01919370%16 to 1-100.00%-
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
13.15 miles$17,30011350%20 to 1---
Midlands Technical College
West Columbia, SC
Public, 2-4 years
valid
13.61 miles$13,8128,79412%19 to 1---
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc
Camden, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
23.39 miles$14,0002679%17 to 1---
Average-$16,21543,82147%15 to 1$15,31375.67%1,036