Centura College-Columbia

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 the only community colleges within Richland County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Centura College-Columbia is Midlands Technical College (13.1 miles away).

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Centura College-Columbia places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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

Student Body

  • The student population of Centura College-Columbia has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Centura College-Columbia diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment70 students1,260 students
Student:Teacher Ratio8:128:1
# Full-Time Students35 students726 students
# Part-Time Students35 students534 students
% Hispanic
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Centura College-Columbia and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in SC by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
83%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Centura College-Columbia and the percentage of Black community college students in SC by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
14%
62%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Centura College-Columbia and the percentage of White community college students in SC by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Centura College-Columbia and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in SC by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Diversity Score0.290.54
This chart display the diversity score of Centura College-Columbia and the community college average diversity score of SC by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
92%
12%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Centura College-Columbia and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of SC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,200$28,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Centura College-Columbia and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of SC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Centura College-Columbia and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of SC by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%96%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Centura College-Columbia and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SC by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Centura College-Columbia and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in SC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,174$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Centura College-Columbia and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in SC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 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 score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.