- The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
|Centura College-Columbia||(SC) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||9 staff||55 staff|
|Total Enrollment||70 students||1,260 students|
|# Full-Time Students||35 students||726 students|
|# Part-Time Students||35 students||534 students|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$22,200||$28,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Centura College-Columbia is South University, Columbia (1.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,464 students | 1.90 Mi9 Science Court
Columbia,  SC  29203
- 11,424 students | 13.10 Mi1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia,  SC  29170
- 878 students | 34.20 Mi200 Miller Rd
Sumter,  SC  29150
- 3,963 students | 34.30 Mi506 N Guignard Dr
Sumter,  SC  29150
- 3,060 students | 37.30 Mi3250 Saint Matthews Rd
Orangeburg,  SC  29118
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.