A Welcome from CIU to Clearwater Students

I was saddened to hear of the decision by Clearwater Christian College (CCC) to close their doors. We at Columbia International University feel a deep connectedness with fellow colleges and universities that share our passion for educating from a biblical worldview.

CIU has been privileged to share collegial relationships with Clearwater’s staff and faculty through the years, and since the launch of our athletic programs in 2012, we have enjoyed the challenge of competing with CCC in soccer and basketball.

CIU is centrally located in the Southeast with our campus in Columbia, South Carolina. It is our hope that you will consider continuing your studies with us.

CIU offers you:

  • The opportunity to complete your degree in the same time you would have finished at CCC. This applies to CCC degree programs offered by CIU. Some exceptions apply. Contact Admissions at (800) 777-2227, Ext. 5024 or yesCIU@ciu.edu for details.
  • Low costs of tuition, room and board, and fast-track approval processing of all financial aid awards.
  • Waived application fee and expedited admissions decision. Apply Now!
  • Regional and national accreditation for ease of credit transfer.
  • Majors and minors comparable to CCC’s programs.
  • Athletic opportunities in a competitive NCCAA DI program (with athletic scholarships available).

Transferring to another college may seem like a daunting task, especially if you are nearing graduation. But we are passionate about ensuring that you complete your education with us on time and with as little disruption as possible, by maximizing your transfer work to CIU. Contact us today to have a transfer evaluation completed to any of our programs of study at (800) 777-2227, Ext. 5024 or fill out our request info form. We will work to facilitate an expedited enrollment for you so that you can continue toward your goal to graduate on time.

Our motto “To Know Him and to Make Him Known,” clearly captures the tapestry that God has woven since 1923. If your heart resonates with ours, let us know how we can serve you. We will continue to pray for you.


William H. Jones, D. Min


A Message from Kim Abbott, CIU Athletics Director

Over the years, CIU and Clearwater have met on the court and on the field in basketball and soccer. The contests have always been well played and at similar levels of competition. We would love to have you try out for our teams. In all, we have nine intercollegiate programs: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country/track, and men’s golf.

Let us know of your interest by choosing an option below: