10:1 Student to Professor Ratio
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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.
Biomedical Sciences (Minor)
The Biomedical Sciences minor includes many of the prerequisite courses necessary for admission to medical school or a variety of health-related graduate/professional programs. The courses are designed to prepare students for the rigors of advanced study in a variety of health-related careers. The Biomedical Sciences minor may be included with many...
Rapidly-Growing Christian schools in Virginia founded by CIU alumnus
The schools feature a biblical worldview with high expectations for academics
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Thomas Burkett will not accept mediocrity at the Christian schools he and his wife founded in Central Virginia in 2002.
Burkett has the distinction of being the first to earn a...
CIU’s Jonathan Johnson answers an urgent call to coach this summer
He’s the winningest coach in the history of the Lexington County Blowfish, and glad to be back at the helm of the college summer team that represents the Columbia area.
Columbia International University Head Baseball Coach Jonathan Johnson received an urgent call from the Blowfish management to return to the...
CIU students learn the value of effective citizenship at Faith & Freedom conference
Columbia International University students attending the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s 2022 conference in Nashville heard from a number of prominent government leaders, many of them addressing the conference from a Christian perspective.
Among the speakers were three representing South Carolina: U.S. Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham as well...
The desire of CIU Counseling professor: “Help me help others”
For 25 years, Columbia International University Counseling Professor Dr. Larry Wagner has been a wise guide to both students and colleagues, living up to the title of his book, “Help Me Help Others.”
Wagner was honored recently for his years at CIU, first as a professor in the undergraduate Psychology...