Columbia International University

Columbia, SC
Founded: 1923
Current Status: Charter Member
Member Since: December 1, 1979
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $6,274,919
   Noncash Donations $0
   Other Revenue $22,433,785
   Total Revenue $28,708,704
   Total Expenses $29,746,039
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $84,730,933
Total Liabilities $18,636,944
Net Assets $66,093,989

Data for year ended June 30, 2016
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
Columbia International University
Columbia, SC
Tel: (803) 807-5080
Fax: (803) 786-4209
Top Leader: Dr. Mark Smith
Donor Contact: Mrs. Diane Mull

Ministry Description
Columbia International University, Inc. is an evangelical, multi-denominational institution with an undergraduate school, graduate school, and seminary (Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions). The institution also operates a K-12 school, Ben Lippen School. Degrees offered: Bible Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master of Divinity, numerous Master of Arts programs, Master of Education, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Education. CIU is accredited by: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Association for Biblical Higher Education, and Association of Theological Schools.

The "One Student - One Class" project impacts the life of one student attending one class at a time. The cost for one student in one class varies with each student depending on how many credit hours they have registered, whether they are attending the Undergraduate School, Graduate School or the CIU Seminary and School of Missions. On average we have determined the following giving levels to help the average student attend one class.
The CIU prison initiative trains incarcerated believers the Word of God at the Kirkland Correctional facility in Columbia. Fifteen prisoners are enrolled in a two year Associate of Arts Degree Program. Upon completion, inmates will be planted as chaplain’s assistants and lay missionaries in prisons around the state. Student sponsorships include $90 for one credit hour, $990 for a semester, $2,835 for one year and $5,670 for the entire program.

Other Names Under Which Funds May Be Raised
  • Ben Lippen School

  • Ministry Sectors
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism
  • Human Services & Medical
  • Place of Worship & Spirituality
  • Education

  • Ministry Types
  • Education: College, University (primary)
  • Bible Translation
  • Media: Radio
  • Prayer
  • Bible Study & Engagement
  • Education: Graduate, Seminary
  • Ministry Training, Consulting
  • Prison Ministry, Post-prison
  • Bible Training
  • Education: K-12