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Columbia International University - ,

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General information:(803)754-4100
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,177(587 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $16,875 $17,395 $18,065 -4%
Out-of-state $16,875 $17,395 $18,065 -4%
Books and supplies $600 $600 $600 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,210 $6,410 $6,670 -4%
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,500 $6,500 $6,500 0%
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $25,685 $26,405 $27,335 -4%
Off Campus $25,975 $26,495 $27,165 -4%
Off Campus with Family $19,475 $19,995 $20,665 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $25,685 $26,405 $27,335 -4%
Off Campus $25,975 $26,495 $27,165 -4%
Off Campus with Family $19,475 $19,995 $20,665 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $17,520
In-state fees $545
Out-of-state tuition $17,520
Out-of-state fees $545
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,760
In-state fee $545
Out-of-state tuition $11,760
Out-of-state fees $545
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 105 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 103 95% $1,217,751 $11,823
Federal grants 57 53% $259,301 $4,549
Pell grants 57 53% $243,301 $4,268
Other federal grants 16 15% $16,000 $1,000
State/local government grant or scholarships 54 50% $355,000 $6,574
Institutional grants or scholarships 97 90% $603,450 $6,221
Student loan aid 57 53% $455,110 $7,984
Federal student loans 56 52% $257,341 $4,595
Other student loans 25 23% $197,769 $7,911
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 499 80% $5,518,909 $11,060
Pell grants 343 55% $1,363,915 $3,976
Federal student loans 272 44% $2,253,021 $8,283

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,177
Undergraduate enrollment 587
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 78
Graduate enrollment 590
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$45

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$45

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 249 103 146
Percent admitted 67% 60% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 36% 32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 66 80%
ACT 33 40%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 490 580
SAT Writing 490 600
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 17 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 47 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation01/01/1948 Accredited
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1982 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

02/01/2011 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

07/01/1985 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 770
Motor vehicle theft 110
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 050
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.5%
Number in default6
Number in repayment233

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00342900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0------
Category total0------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management0------
Category total0------
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies6------
Category total6------
Education Colleges
Curriculum and Instruction-8-----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-37----
Elementary Education and Teaching5------
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-7-----
Category total5187----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0------
Category total0------
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics5------
Category total5------
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies16------
Humanities/Humanistic Studies7------
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0------
Category total23------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies134-----
Category total134-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Islamic Studies-4-----
Category total-4-----
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-16-----
Psychology, General16------
Category total1616-----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies1029-61711-
Divinity/Ministry-32-----
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology-8-----
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other-3----0
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies3------
Religious Education37-----
Religious/Sacred Music2------
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other--9----
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other-4-----
Theology/Theological Studies-25-----
Youth Ministry18------
Category total128889617110
Grand total9413016617110