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President Bill JonesDear friend,

In 1987, I enrolled at Columbia International University. CIU attracted me because of its unwavering and unchanging core beliefs. CIU affirms the Bible as the foundation for all life and learning and develops leaders to impact the nations with the message of Christ.

At CIU passion runs deep, beginning in the classroom. You’ll be taught by professors who profess a faith in Christ and value scholarship as they share their expertise and life experiences with you. Your program of study includes a major in Bible and a major in a professional degree of your choice – designed to equip you for your calling – wherever God leads you. Plus, CIU’s accreditation assures academic excellence and a degree that transfers to postgraduate education.

You’ll be surrounded by fellow students who are passionate about community. You will gain new friends and experience new encounters with God. A CIU education will transform you spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.

Finally, people around the world know CIU for our passion for missions. As we march further into the 21st century, the definition of missions changes as we not only cross cultures with the gospel, but spread salt and light to our own post-Christian nation. Plus CIU’s network of 17,000 alumni in 150 countries keeps you connected to all corners of the world.   

As you surf the pages of our website, notice the weave of the fabric that makes us distinct. Our motto “To Know Him and to Make Him Known,” clearly captures the tapestry that God has woven since 1923. If your heart resonates with ours, let us know how we can serve you. 

Dr. William H. Jones, President


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