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Accreditation and Recognition

Columbia International University is:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of

the Southern Association of Colleges and

Schools to award degrees at the associate,

baccalaureate, master’s, first professional, and

doctoral degree levels.

Chartered as a collegiate institution by the state

of South Carolina, and is authorized by the

state of South Carolina to grant such degrees

as the Board of Trustees shall determine.

Authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmi-

grant alien students.

Recognized by the Selective Service System.

A member of South Carolina Independent

Colleges and Universities.

Listed in Accredited Institutions of

Postsecondary Education.

Listed in Education Directory (Higher


Approved by the State Approval Agency, South

Carolina Department of Education, state of

South Carolina, to train persons under the

Veterans Administration Programs.

Students wishing to reach accrediting or certifica-

tion agencies may do so by contacting them at

the following addresses:

Association for Biblical Higher Education

Commission on Accreditation

5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130

Orlando, FL 32822-1781

Telephone: (407) 207-0808

Southern Association of Colleges and School

Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane

Decatur, GA 30033-4097

(404) 679-4500

Association of Christian Schools International

731 Chapel Hills Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

(719) 528-6906


Columbia International University’s 400-acre sub-

urban campus overlooks the Broad River just

north of Columbia. It is easily accessed from

Interstate 20. Since the campus was occupied in

1960, numerous facilities have been constructed

so that currently the campus houses 21 major

buildings including residence halls, Pine View

Apartments, graduate and undergraduate class-

room buildings, Shortess Chapel, Rossi Student

Center, a fitness center, a modern cafeteria/dining

facility, Ridderhoff Media & Music Center, Fleece

Library, an alumni ministry center and more.

Following is a brief overview of some key facili-


Fisher Classroom Building:

This two-story, air-

conditioned facility includes the office of College

of Arts & Sciences dean and several faculty


Schuster/McQuilkin Complex:

Completed in the

Fall of 1998, the Schuster Building joins the

McQuilkin building in housing faculty and admin-

istrative offices for several graduate programs

and CIU Seminary & School of Ministry.

Counseling lab, conference rooms, a student

lounge, classrooms and a 90-seat auditorium are

located here as well.

Shortess Chapel:

With a seating capacity of

1,000, Shortess Chapel accommodates the

undergraduate student body, Graduate Program

and Seminary family for daily chapel services and

special monthly prayer days. Concerts, assem-

blies, conferences and major social events fre-

quently occur in Shortess.

Ridderhof Media/Music Center:

Completed in

1987, the Ridderhoff Center (named for CIU’s first

alumna, Joy Ridderhoff) houses the student com-

puter lab, as well as offices and resources for

several undergraduate programs including Music

and Communication. The Ministry Resource

Department and Hoke Auditorium, a 500-seat

concert hall/auditorium, are also here.

G. Allen Fleece Library:

The library provides a

collection of over 150,000 print and non-print

items and over 250 print journals on site. In addi-

tion, access to over 90 electronic databases,


2012-2013 Graduate Programs Academic Catalog