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Columbia International University

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Empowering Students for Global Impact

Welcome to Columbia International University (CIU), a premier educational institution committed to preparing students to make a difference globally through its exceptional academic programs, dedicated faculty, and transformative learning experiences.

Our Motto:

Truth, Passion, Evangelism

Our Vision:

To be a leading Christian institution of higher education that empowers students for a lifetime of passionate Christian leadership, rooted in a biblical worldview, and characterized by love, integrity, and excellence.

Our Mission:

CIU exists to educate people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ, as we develop leaders who transform their professions.


At the helm of CIU's leadership is Dr. Mark Smith. With a deep commitment to the university's values, Dr. Smith leads CIU with integrity, vision, and a passion for Christ-centered education.

Our History:

CIU was founded in 1923 as Columbia Bible School, aiming to provide biblical education to students who longed to influence the world for Christ. Over the years, the school evolved and expanded its scope, eventually becoming a fully accredited university in 1987. Today, CIU stands as a beacon of academic excellence and spiritual growth.

Current Progress:

CIU continues to grow and flourish, offering an extensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and character required for the global job market. Our commitment to strengthening communities, fostering innovation, and promoting cultural diversity sets us apart.

Our Courses:

CIU offers a diverse array of programs across various disciplines. Students can choose from undergraduate programs such as Bible and Theology, Business Administration, Education, Intercultural Studies, Counseling Psychology, and more. Our graduate programs include Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, and more. Whatever your passion, CIU has a program to help you pursue your calling.


CIU believes in making quality Christian education accessible to all. Our tuition fees vary based on programs and degree levels. Please visit the CIU's Tuition and Fees page to get the latest information on expenses and financial aid opportunities.


CIU offers several scholarships to support students on their educational journey. Some of the prominent scholarships include the Presidential Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Ministry Service Scholarship, and Athletic Scholarships. For more details and eligibility criteria, please visit our Scholarships and Grants page.

Our Faculty:

CIU boasts a dedicated faculty committed to academic excellence and spiritual guidance. Our professors are experts in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classrooms. They invest in their students, fostering a nurturing learning environment that encourages personal growth and societal impact.

Student Information:

CIU's student body is a vibrant community comprising students from various backgrounds and cultures. We prioritize holistic development, providing ample opportunities for personal, spiritual, and professional growth. Our campus offers state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, a well-equipped library, dedicated study spaces, and comfortable accommodation options.


CIU is located in beautiful Columbia, South Carolina, offering a serene and conducive environment for learning and personal growth. The campus is situated at 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203.


For more information about our programs, admissions, or any other inquiries, please contact us at:

Phone: 123-456-7890
Email: [email protected]

Join us at Columbia International University and be empowered for a lifetime of global impact!