Columbia Colleges and Universities

Want to find a college town seeped in Southern charm, history, and fantastic cuisine? Columbia is both the largest city in South Carolina and the state capital. In the past twenty years, the city has undertaken a major downtown revitalization project, resulting in the lively Congaree Vista district and the Colonial Center, a large concert and event venue. Students at Columbia colleges and universities interested in water sports are in luck: Columbia's location at the confluence of two rivers makes it one of the best spots for kayaking and canoeing in the United States.

Columbia colleges and universities run the gamut from large public schools to smaller private institutions. The University of South Carolina, the biggest of Columbia's colleges and universities, is a public institution located in downtown Columbia. It is renowned as a center for research, and has an acclaimed international business program. Allen University is a small, private, historically black school, while Columbia College is a well-respected private women's liberal arts institution.

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Large Schools

University of Missouri-Columbia
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia College

Medium Schools

Howard Community College
Columbia State Community College

Small Schools

Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia Area Career Center
Paul Mitchell the School-Missouri Columbia
University of Missouri-System Office
Stephens College
Allen University
Benedict College
Columbia International University
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
Lenoir-Rhyne University-Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
W L Bonner College
Tennessee Career Institute
University of Phoenix-South Carolina
ITT Technical Institute-Columbia
Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia
Columbia College
South University-Columbia
University of Phoenix-Maryland
Centura College-Columbia
Remington College-Columbia Campus
Virginia College-Columbia
Fortis College-Columbia
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia
Bryan University
Construction Training Center
Regency Beauty Institute-Columbia
Southeastern Institute-Columbia