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Is CIU a Good School for the Money?

Top 5% National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$101,351 Avg Total Cost

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.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 5% National Value
Top 10% National Quality
Bargain Price

Columbia International University is ranked #89 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

The quality education Columbia International University provides combined with keeping costs low makes this school underpriced and a great value. That's why CIU earned their #89 ranking on the Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  89 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  96.03 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

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

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $101,351 for a CIU Degree

The average CIU student's degree will cost an estimated $101,351. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $24,841 and a typical 4.08 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$24,841
Average Years to Graduate4.08
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$101,351

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average CIU student takes 4.08 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?

$88,842 In-State With Aid
$154,673 Avg Cost No Aid
4.08 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 GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$154,673#0F
All Students$101,351#89A+
Only Students Receiving Aid$88,842#733B
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$154,673#F
All Students$101,351#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$88,842#F

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

About 99% of CIU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CIU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

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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