Columbia International University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,720

4.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,476

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.29%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

28.3%

584 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

994

64.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

64.6%

51 Graduates

About

Columbia International University is a higher education institution located in Richland County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia International University were Biblical Studies (95 degrees awarded), Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (17 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (14 degrees).

In 2017, 303 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia International University. 47.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (215 degrees), 7.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $21,720, which is $987 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University is $21,720, which is $987 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,476.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,720

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Columbia International University was $21,720. The cost of tuition at Columbia International University is $987 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,476

2017 Value

8.56%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Columbia International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,476. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Columbia International University grew by 8.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,880

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia International University was of $7,880 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board decreased by 10.1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 40% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Columbia International University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2016, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.29%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia International University was 4.29%, which represents 9 out of the 210 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Columbia International University received 584 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.7% annual growth. Out of those 584 applicants, 165 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.3% acceptance rate.

There were 994 students enrolled at Columbia International University in 2017, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Columbia International University has an overall enrollment yield of 53.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

165

Accepted Out of 584

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Columbia International University was 28.3% (165 admissions from 584 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 35.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 12.7%, while admissions declined by -10.8%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

51

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Columbia International University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Columbia International University has a total enrollment of 994 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 643 students and the part-time enrollment is 351. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Asian, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.101% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.8%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Black or African American Male (7.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (30.3%), followed by White Female (28.3%) and Black or African American Female (8.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 994 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 643 and the part-time enrollment is 351. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbia International University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Columbia International University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    627

  2. Black or African American

    153

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    48

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University is 63.1% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Asian, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.101% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 44 students (4.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 13 fewer women than men received degrees from Columbia International University. The majority of degree recipients at Columbia International University are white (215 degrees awarded). There were 7.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia International University is Biblical Studies (95 degrees awarded), followed by Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (17 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia International University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (179 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Education (48 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,004,599 people), Secondary school teachers (317,822 people), Education administrators (316,276 people), Other managers (248,066 people), and Postsecondary teachers (191,339 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (179 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Education (48 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), and Communications (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (179 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Education (48 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), and Communications (8 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,061,941 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,977 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (314,422 people), Religious organizations (199,851 people), and Outpatient care centers (178,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia International University are Theology (179 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Education (48 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), and Communications (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 95 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia International University was Biblical Studies with 95 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 158

  2. 145

In 2017, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (145).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia International University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.3 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 50 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia International University in Biblical Studies, which is 0.769 times less than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% of students graduating from Columbia International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia International University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.96% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    215 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia International University is white (215 degrees awarded). There were 7.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

5.94% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    109 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia International University is white female (109 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (106 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.63M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.27M (49%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Columbia International University had a total salary expenditure of $29.6M. Columbia International University employs 20 Associate professors, 18 Professors, and 1 Assistant professors. Most academics at Columbia International University are Male Associate professors (16), Male Professors(14), and Female Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.63M

2017 Endowment

0.514%

growth from 2016

Columbia International University has an endowment valued at about $4.63M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia International University grew 0.514% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.5M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $100k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Columbia International University received $100k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.7M

2017 Salaries

5.73%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Columbia International University paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($29.6M) and a 5.73% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.44% decline from 2015 and a 12.7% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.12M

Instructional Salaries

39

Number of Employees

In 2017, Columbia International University paid a total of $2.12M to 39 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

33 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia International University were Associate professor with 20 employees; Professor with 18 employees; and Professor with 1 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University were Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia International University was Male Associate professor with 16 employees, Male Professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 4 employees.

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