Centura College-Columbia

7500 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223-0000
Tel: (803)754-7544
School Highlights
  • Centura College-Columbia serves 70 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Centura College-Columbia is one of 2 community colleges within Richland County, SC.
  • The nearest community college is South University-Columbia (1.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Centura College-Columbia(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff55 staff
Centura College-Columbia Total Faculty (2009-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 70 has declined by 47% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 93% over five years.
Total Enrollment70 students1,260 students
Centura College-Columbia Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio8:128:1
Centura College-Columbia Student Staff Ratio (2009-2016)
# Full-Time Students35 students726 students
Centura College-Columbia Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students35 students534 students
Centura College-Columbia Part-Time Students (2010-2016)
Centura College-Columbia Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
3%
Centura College-Columbia Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
83%
27%
Centura College-Columbia Black (2007-2016)
% White
14%
62%
Centura College-Columbia White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Centura College-Columbia More (2011-2016)
Centura College-Columbia Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.290.54
Centura College-Columbia Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
92%
12%
Centura College-Columbia Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,200$28,900
Centura College-Columbia Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,887 is more than the state average of $12,551. The private state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,887$12,551
Centura College-Columbia In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Centura College-Columbia % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$14,979
Centura College-Columbia Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,174$5,500
Centura College-Columbia Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.