CIU continues explosive growth: enrollment up in spring semester

Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith with students.
January 30, 2020

Columbia International University is celebrating another great semester of enrollment. Total enrollment in the spring semester now stands at 1,718 students; that’s up 42% compared to a year ago. More specifically the increase includes:

  • 744 total undergraduate students (includes online), up 30% compared to a year ago.
  • 974 total graduate students (includes online), up 55% compared to a year ago.

In online students alone, enrollment is up 89% compared to a year ago.

CIU President Dr. Mark Smith contributes the increase to “a lot of hard work” among a number of university departments and their staff members, but adds that “most of all, this is the result of God working in hearts and lives. He gets all the glory!”

Columbia International University consistently ranks among the Top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. As enrollment grows, so does the number of new academic programs such as the Master of Arts in Global MigrationRequest information on enrollment at CIU and Columbia Biblical Seminary or call (800) 777-2227, ext. 5024.