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Columbia International University

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.
Ministry Details
ECFA Charter Member
Location: Columbia, SC
Founded: 1923
Tel: (803) 807-5013
Top Leader: Dr. William Jones
Donor Contact: Mrs. Diane Mull
Member Since: December 1, 1979
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Data for year ended June 30, 2023. Per the organization's financial statements
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.
Ministry Sectors & Types
Ministry Sectors
  • Bible
  • Media
  • Ministry
  • Missions
  • Other
  • Ministry Types
  • Education: College and University (primary)
  • Bible Study and Engagement
  • Bible Training
  • Bible Translation
  • Education: Graduate and Seminary
  • Education: K-12
  • Media: Radio
  • Ministry Training and Consulting
  • Prayer
  • Prison and Post-Prison Ministry
  • Other Names Under Which Funds May Be Raised