Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores41%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools7393279,235
Total private schools3936924,875
Total post-secondary schools14967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 73 public schools in Columbia.
  • 84.3% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 40.1% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%82.1%83.8%
Completed high school83.1%80.6%82.4%
Completed some college66.7%55.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree47.3%34.1%37.2%
Completed bachelors40.1%25.3%29.3%
Completed masters17.2%9.2%11.0%
Completed professional degree6.0%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Columbia (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lake Murray of Richland, SC5,47569%40%
Lexington, SC19,00765%32%
Irmo, SC11,51858%18%
Blythewood, SC2,11358%17%
Forest Acres, SC10,53355%13%
Columbia, SC131,33141%16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sterling Heights, MI130,60446%7%
New Haven, CT130,55323%53%
Frisco, TX130,49991%84%
Bellevue, WA132,26870%42%
West Valley City, UT132,32925%49%
Columbia, SC131,33141%16%
Source: The Columbia, SC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.