Columbia College is located in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to a rigorous liberal arts education, Columbia College students receive four years of personalized advising setting them up to graduate with a plan to succeed in their chosen career. The Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence is unique to the college. The Institute provides the support students need to build a career portfolio beginning in their first year including multiple real-world experiences and high-impact internships. CC’s four-year commitment to professional development offers the promise of job preparation and economic independence. The Women’s College offers over 30 majors, a premedical program, and individualized programs of study. More than half of CC’s alumnae pursue advanced degrees, including law school or medical school. Columbia College classes are small allowing for close collaboration between faculty and students. Leadership development is infused throughout the curriculum in every academic program. Throughout their four years at the college, students are asked to examine their leadership potential through the development of courage, commitment, confidence and competence. A private, liberal arts education at Columbia College is more affordable than you may think. 99 percent of our students do not pay full tuition, because they receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants.