Graduate Program Overview

Columbia College is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Columbia, South Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,268. It offers ten (10) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameColumbia College
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, SC
Graduate School Students239 students
170 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$9,268
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 10 Graduate Programs
9 Master's, 1 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Columbia College with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $9,268 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $480.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$480
Books & Supplies$1,240
Room & Board$8,320 (On-Campus) / $11,980 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,358 (On-Campus) / $7,042 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$24,186
Off-Campus Total$29,530
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$8,750$8,969$8,574$10,911$9,268

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Columbia College offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 10 major areas - 9 Master's (5 online programs), 1 Post-Bachelor'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 1,218 students enrolled in Columbia College including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 239 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 42 male and 197 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 231 full-time and 8 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 170 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 37 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students42
Women Students197
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students231
Part-time Students8
By race/ethnicity 117 White, 92 Black, and 2 Asian students are attending at Columbia College. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races2
The school has 94 students aged between 22 and 30 and 56 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
40 & Over89
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Columbia College, 170 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 37 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment239
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses170
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses37
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses32
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses170
South Carolina Resident139
Other State In U.S.29
Outside of U.S.2

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