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Flexible online degrees with award-winning courses


Regionally Accredited

Columbia International University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (www.sacscoc.org).

Award-winning Online Courses

Consistently ranked among the top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

Highly Engaged Faculty

Professors at CIU are active practitioners in their subject areas and committed to your success.

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Why CIU?

  • Highly engaged, hands-on online classes with students from all over the world
  • Flexible schedule that gives you the option of continuing to work while in the program
  • Professors who are practitioners of the subjects they teach and who can provide expert academic advising
  • Faculty and staff who are dedicated to getting to know you and providing not only academic support but spiritual support and guidance as well


 Affordable Degrees - Online and On Campus

We offer 19 undergraduate programs on our Columbia, South Carolina campus, and a variety of flexible online programs for working adults. All programs are taught with a Christian worldview. We believe that access to education brings people closer to God, so our programs are affordable and financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

 Regionally Accredited

Education quality at Christian colleges and universities is essential, and you will find it at Columbia International University. CIU maintains accreditation from the most respected accrediting agencies. That means that your classwork and your degree will meet the widely accepted secular standards.

 Christian Community

At the heart of CIU is the Christian community. This is fostered through both our on-campus and online degree programs. 



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About CIU

You can reach your goal and experience Christ-centered community at Columbia International University. With over 75 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs online or on campus, we prepare you for a life of purpose. Our experienced faculty will help you to become a difference-maker wherever you go. Inquire today to learn how you can experience higher learning and deeper faith at CIU.

Rated #1 university in South Carolina by BestColleges.com
Affiliate Campus for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
Military Friendly College
WalletHub Best University