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.
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.
Very Good Value Nationwide
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.
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-|
|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-|
*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?
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|
|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+|
|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.