Columbia College is a Liberal Arts School located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina with a rich, 166-year tradition of empowering students. At Columbia College we stay true to our Methodist roots, we care about matters of social justice, diversity, and inclusiveness. These values have underpinned the way we care, direct, and teach our students for 166 years. Our founding motto in 1854 was "non quem sed quid," not who but what.
In other words, your intellect, integrity, and faith matter most, and we're committed to cultivating those qualities in you. We empower you to share your talents, give back to others, and meet challenges with confidence. And we support you along the way.
Your growth is truly our priority. Our professors will push you and encourage you. And you’ll have a network of friends, mentors, and alumni who value your opinion and want the best for you. Graduate alongside classmates who have a strong sense of purpose and a drive to make a difference in the world.