Columbia College Founded in 1854 as Columbia Female College by the Methodist Church of South Carolina, Columbia College began admitting men to the traditional day program in 2020. The 2021 entering class included 63 men or 22% of the total. The College strives to educate women and men to build successful careers and lives of positive impact. Nestled in the vibrant and lively capital city of Columbia, the College’s liberal-arts foundation ensures that graduates learn to think critically, develop their curiosity, and nurture a love for learning. Columbia College students benefit from the institution’s 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio by receiving individualized support, engaged instruction, and personal mentorship. As an institution, our vision is to empower our students to change the world with Courage for Innovation, Commitment to Social Justice, Confidence through Service, and Competence in Leadership. These are known within the Columbia College Community as The Four C’s.