About CBS

Why Columbia Biblical Seminary?

At Columbia Biblical Seminary, we produce leaders who think biblically, grow spiritually and minister effectively. We’ll help you develop your ministry gift while preparing you for your desired career.

While earning your degree, you’ll connect with our faculty as they provide superior academic instruction, patient spiritual nurture, effective ministry coaching and compassionate personal support.


Our mission is to assist the church in equipping Great Commission Christians for culturally-relevant ministry among the nations.


Columbia Biblical Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, a North American accrediting agency for seminaries and theological graduate students. Contact ATS at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 15275 or call 412-788-6505.

Call for Comments

Columbia Biblical Seminary of Columbia International University (CBS) is seeking reaffirmation of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). We will be receiving an evaluation committee March 11-14, 2019.

We invite your comments in writing to CBS and/or to the ATS Commission concerning the seminary’s adherence to ATS Standards. The evaluation committee may also include an open hearing during the course of the visit.

Please send your comments to CBS at seminaryfeedback@ciu.edu and/or your comments to the ATS Administrative Assistant for Accreditation at reinders@ats.edu. We will document all formal responses.


Contact Us

Columbia Biblical Seminary

7435 Monticello Road

Columbia, SC 29203