About Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina:
Columbia College, founded in 1854, is a private, liberal arts, women’s college with coeducational evening and graduate programs. The College is ranked among the best Regional Universities in the South and was recognized as a best value institution in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report. In the National Survey of Student Engagement, measuring the overall effectiveness of the college experience, Columbia College ranks among the top-performing institutions in the country.
Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Columbia College advocates a holistic approach to education, with an emphasis on respect for the individual and service to the community. In recognition of these values, the College is listed in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development.
Enrollment is approximately 1,200 students from 22 states and 8 countries. Degrees conferred include bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, master of arts, and master of education. Among the College’s most notable features are a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized honors program, emphasis on leadership development for women, and unique opportunities for career-focused field experiences and travel-study in the United States and abroad. Nearly half of Columbia College alumnae enter graduate, law, or medical school.
The College’s undergraduate curriculum offers more than 30 majors and a variety of minors and special programs, including an evening program and two new online majors designed for working professionals. The graduate program offers a master of arts degree in organizational change and leadership, a master of education degree in divergent learning, and a master of education degree in higher education. The rapidly growing women’s athletics program, recognized consistently with the Champions of Character Five Star Institutional Award, features competition in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball through the Appalachian Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Columbia College Fighting Koalas are recognized as a Champions of Character Five Star Institutional Award.
The College holds two prestigious Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificates of Excellence for “innovative faculty development enhancing undergraduate learning” and is home to the 2010-2011 United States Professor of the Year, Dr. John Zubizarreta.
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