Columbia International University

Is CIU a Good School for the Money?

Columbia International University Value Report

Is a CIU degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within South Carolina, CIU Offers Good Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% South Carolina Value
Top 50% South Carolina Quality

Columbia International University is ranked #11 out of #34 in South Carolina for quality and #12 out of #32 for South Carolina value.

This makes it a good quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  12 out of 32
Great Value
State Value Score  62.50 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if CIU offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 15% National Value
Average National Quality

Columbia International University is ranked #196 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on the type of quality education Columbia International University provides, we expected it to be priced higher. We consider CIU to be a great value, ranked #196 out of 1472 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  196 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  86.68 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Columbia International University $95,528 A
Arkansas State University - Main Campus $100,142 A-
Northern State University $105,705 A-
Lee University $108,320 B+
Wingate University $111,703 B
Cornerstone University $111,782 B
The University of West Florida $115,112 B
Clarion University of Pennsylvania $118,155 B
University of Louisiana at Lafayette $143,236 D-
William Paterson University of New Jersey $143,976 D-
Guilford College $148,907 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $95,528 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from CIU will cost you about $95,528. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $23,529 and a typical 4.06 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $23,529
Average Years to Graduate 4.06
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $95,528

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average CIU student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your CIU degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$94,399 In-State With Aid
$150,870 Avg Cost No Aid
4.06 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CIU.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $150,870 #385 B
All Students $95,528 #196 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $94,399 #271 A-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $150,870 #14 C+
All Students $95,528 #12 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $94,399 #12 B-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of South Carolina.

About 100% of CIU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CIU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average CIU cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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