The week of Sept. 8 is Suicide Prevention Week and a Columbia International University program that serves behind the walls of the South Carolina Department of Corrections is credited for preventing suicide among inmates.
The CIU Prison Initiative graduates about a dozen student-inmates each year with an accredited Associate of Arts degree they earn...
The 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings are out, and Columbia International University continues to be among the Best Regional Universities in the South, ahead of nine other South Carolina public and private schools.
According to the report’s methodology page, schools are ranked by...
Blowing the shofar, Columbia International University Dean Dr. Bryan Beyer signaled in CIU's Convocation procession, ushering in another school year. Convocation, an ancient tradition, is held every year at CIU to dedicate the...
The 2019/2020 school year is underway and the Columbia International University campus is full of excitement — and just plain full! Enrollment is up to 1,574 students, an increase over the previous year’s count of 1,253. This school year’s figure includes 752 undergraduate students and 822 graduate students.
On the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, a couple staff members stood in the cavernous entryway to the new William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center directing students trying to find their way to the very first classes being held in the much anticipated $20 million building.
It was May 2018 when a ceremonial groundbreaking at the...
By Dr. James LanpherColumbia International University Provost As part of what we do at CIU every year to measure how well we are doing and where we can improve, we give several surveys. One of the... Read More
By Bob Holmes
Women have had a major impact on Columbia International University since its founding. As a matter of fact, it would not exist today if it were not for a small group of Columbia... Read More
Two graduates of the Columbia International University's College of Education have recently taken on leadership positions.Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as Dean of Student Life, Learning and... Read More
CIU Student Refugee Ministry in ColumbiaBy Jairo de OliveiraCIU Graduate StudentIn August 2016 I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, with my family (wife and son) to study at Columbia International... Read More
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University professor of Church Ministry, Dr. Andre Rogers has an additional role outside the classroom. CIU President Dr. Mark Smith has named Rogers special... Read More
By Thomas S. MullikinIn the wake of a marked rise in both mental health and spiritual well-being issues – and a dearth of Christian outreach programs to deal with the same – there is said to be a ‘... Read More
On-campus and online student enrollment continues to grow at Columbia International University.The 2018 Spring semester brought nine percent overall enrollment growth compared to Spring 2017 for a... Read More
Columbia International University Athletics Director James Whitaker is calling the first CIU Golf Classic “a huge success.” Over 120 golfers from the Columbia area participated in the May 2 event... Read More
By Bob Holmes
A ceremonial groundbreaking on International Boulevard at the entrance to Columbia International University, marks a revitalization of the Monticello Road corridor, the gateway to... Read More
By Bob HolmesBerther Ondiek is the first person in her Kenyan village to earn a Psychology degree. That explains the loud jubilation from several African friends who jumped up and down as they... Read More
By Bob HolmesOver 1,000 people came to the Columbia International University campus to hear Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Forum in Shortess Chapel. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author... Read More