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Explore Your Financing Options
We’re committed to helping you access a personalized, private education at Columbia College. We’ll work closely with you to estimate costs and explore financial assistance options, like scholarships, grants, loans, and student work awards.
Connect with an admissions counselor or give us a call at 803.786.3871 to begin the conversation about how to pay for your degree. To compare the average cost of attendance, view our net price calculator. Please note Columbia College has reduced tuition from the 2017-18 academic year forward.
Women's College Tuition Rates
We've recently reduced our tuition costs, and a staggering 99% of our undergraduates don't pay full tuition. That means our average financial aid package, which includes scholarships, grants, financial aid, loans, and student work, makes attending Columbia College more affordable than many public schools.
Annual Tuition, Housing, and Meal Plan Costs
- Tuition for full-time students: $19,500
- Tuition for part-time students: $650 per semester hour
- Housing costs for first-year students: $3,900
- Meal plan for first-year students: $4,000
- Housing costs after your first year: $3,900 - $4,900
- Meal plan after your first year: $1,460 - $4,000
Co-Ed Graduate Tuition Rates
Graduate tuition is $480 per semester hour which includes e-books. We offer both online and on-campus co-ed graduate programs at the same low cost. There are no extra fees and technology is included. Advance your career, increase your earning potential, or change careers with a Columbia College graduate degree.
Co-Ed Online Tuition Rates
We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees completely online for co-ed students. Our tuition rates include books and technology, and we have no extra hidden fees. Advance your education on your own schedule with our online degrees.
Have you already started your degree? We accept up to 90 credits for transfer, so you can complete your degree in less time at a lower cost.
- Undergraduate tuition is $395 per semester hour which includes e-books.
- Graduate tuition is $480 per semester hour which includes e-books.
Co-Ed Evening Undergraduate Tuition Rates
We offer opportunities to complete your undergraduate degree exclusively in the evening, so you can stay focused your job, or other priorities, while charting a new and exciting path. Have you already started your degree? We accept up to 90 credits for transfer, so you can complete your degree in less time at a lower cost.
- Tuition for full-time students: $5,925
- Tuition for part-time students: $395 per semester hour
Co-Ed Associate's to Bachelor's Tuition Rates
Tuition for the A2B program is only $395 per credit hour. Our Associate's 2 Bachelor's students typically take three or four classes per semester while attending classes fall, spring, and summer semesters. With the transfer credits from their associate's degree, Associate's 2 Bachelor's students usually can complete their bachelor’s degree in two years or less.