10:1 Student to Professor Ratio
#1 Best Online College in South Carolina
18 Average Class Size
24,000 Alumni Serving in 150 Countries Around the World
With small class sizes and world-class faculty, there are endless possibilities for growth at CIU.
We offer degree programs that fit your life...
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Looking for an online MBA that fits your budget and busy lifestyle? Advance your career with CIU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Finish in 18 months. Apply online today.
Master of Education
The online Master of Education degree program at CIU is perfect for working educators who want to prepare for a role in education leadership.
Learn how to share the Gospel cross-culturally while earning your Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies online at Columbia International University.
Prepare for a Career in Health Sciences
The Biomedical Science program at Columbia International University provides you with the knowledge, skills and service opportunities needed to forge a successful career in biomedical and health sciences. Through laboratory experience in a plethora of science courses, you will develop critical thinking and hands-on skills. Our effective lab courses, taught by credentialed faculty, ensure that each student has an opportunity to sharpen their skills, create new ones and thrive in their career path.
Women’s soccer “up to the tasks” on mission trip
No task was too small nor too hard for the Columbia International University women’s soccer team on a summer’s mission trip to Costa Rica. The 18 women, along with three coaches, a trainer and CIU Athletics Director Darren Ritchie, dug trenches, served at an orphanage, planted trees, mowed grass, cleaned...
“What I did on summer vacation.” Professor ministers to war orphans and refugees
Columbia International University Business Professor Dr. Dave Bireline is investing part of his summer ministering to Ukrainian refugee children in Moldova on the boarder of Ukraine. He's volunteering with the ministry Roads of Hope whose mission is to protect and prevent orphaned children from traffickers by providing them with care, housing and...
CIU online degree fits the schedule of busy pastor and musician
Pastor Travis Greene of Forward City Church says that every church service should be a celebration that is full of energy. That’s why there’s a DJ in the lobby of Forward City, bells are rung announcing first-time visitors, and the host on the shuttle buses shouts, “Hey, are you ready...
“A really great feeling” — Columbia nurse discusses her CIU online RN to BSN experience
Registered Nurse Annabelle Clinton of Columbia says studying for her online RN to BSN degree from Columbia International University is going smoothly, adding that “it’s not like nursing school all over again.”
She says a big part of that is because now as a working professional, she is experiencing a...