CIU Recognized for Five Top Degree Programs in the U.S.

Graduates of the CIU Education program celebrate with professors.
February 05, 2021

Columbia International University scores high in multiple degree programs in new 2021 college rankings released by the Seattle-based research group The comprehensive guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. analyzed thousands of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with CIU making it to the final list for five degree programs. The methodology uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university’s degree program. The scoring system includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and third-party evaluations.

Columbia International University has been recognized for the following degree programs:

#5 Colleges in South Carolina including “Best for Online Learning

#9 Master's in Theology Degree Programs including “Best Scholarships”

#25 Master's in Education Administration Degree Programs including “Best for Christian Educators”

#30 Master's in Christian Counseling Degree Programs including “Fastest Completion Time”

#41 Master's in Ministry Degree Programs including “Best for Marketplace Ministry.”

CIU also consistently ranks among the Top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, as well as a Best Value Regional University in the SouthRequest information on enrollment at CIU and Columbia Biblical Seminary at (800) 777-2227, ext. 5024 or