Cultivate What Matters Most
We empower you to share your talents, give back to others, and meet challenges with confidence. True to our Methodist roots, we care about matters of social justice, diversity, and inclusiveness. These values have underpinned the way we care, direct, and teach our students for nearly 170 years.
Our founding motto in 1854 was "non quem sed quid," not who but what.
In other words, your intellect, integrity, and faith matter most, and we're committed to cultivating those qualities in you. Your growth is our priority.
At A Glance
Location: Columbia, SC
Academics: Private Liberal Arts College
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist Church
President: Dr. John Dozier
Athletics Division: NAIA
Grads with Purpose
True to our Methodist roots, we care about matters of social justice, diversity, and inclusiveness. These values have underpinned the way we care, direct, and teach our students for nearly 170 years.
Gratitude from Our Alumni
“Columbia College empowered me to open my first bridal boutique just two weeks after graduation. That’s how I make decisions. I go with my gut, and I never look back.”
"It gives me great joy knowing that I am a small piece of this large puzzle of servant leaders and innovators who are committed to bettering our communities."
"Columbia College helped me find my voice in a world where I felt unheard and overlooked.”
No other college can compare to the amount of compassion and genuine care the professors have for their students.