How good are the schools in Columbia, SC?

Columbia encompasses 37 public elementary, middle and high schools. Columbia also has 54 private schools. Eight high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Columbia is also home to five colleges and/or universities, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 5.7 /10

How we calculate this.


Columbia has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
48,859
Total Teachers
3,244

Student-Teacher Ratio

15:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

All High Schools in Columbia

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

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