Columbia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) Commission on Colleges, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

The Commission on Colleges serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.

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Columbia College is recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world's largest mathematics education organization, with 60,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.

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Columbia College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 352 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.

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Columbia College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Founded in 1981, the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 82 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for dance and dance-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other dance-related endeavors.

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Columbia College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 651 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

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Columbia College will seek accreditation under CAEP Standards in 2022. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation.

Grade Point Averages
Grade Point Averages for Initial Teacher Preparation Program Candidates and Completers
Bachelor’s Degrees 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Minimum GPA Requirement for Program Admission 2.75 2.75 2.75
Average GPA of Program Admission 3.49 3.50 3.71
Minimum GPA Requirement for Program Completion 2.00 2.00 2.00
Average GPA of Program Completers 3.5 3.38 3.5
Number of Completers 24 28 26
ADEPT Pass Rates

ADEPT Pass Rates Initial Teacher Preparation Program

Number and Percentage Passing for Columbia College Graduates and the State

  2016
N | %
2015
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2014
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2013
N | %
Columbia College 24
95.8
27
96.4
32
97
24
100
State 1536
96.2
1393
97.5
1454
95.8
1334
96.2
PRAXIS Pass Rates

2017-2018

Annual Complete Data

2017-18 Annual Complete Data

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The Columbia College Educator Preparation Provider is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System.

Teacher Education programs are recognized by the following agencies:
Association for Childhood Education International (Elementary Education)
Association for Middle Level Education (Middle Level Education)
Council for Exceptional Children (Special Education)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (Early Childhood Education)
National Association of Schools of Dance (Dance Education)
National Council of Teachers of English (Secondary English Education)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Secondary Mathematics Education)
South Carolina State Department of Education

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Columbia College Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education.

Program Assessments

2016-17

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2015-16

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2014-15

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2013-14

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2012-13

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