|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
|Student to faculty ratio||13:1|
|Dormitory capacity||582 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Columbia College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 526 applications and 458 students were granted admission. Columbia College is at the #85 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 81% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 54% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||840 to 1050|
|ACT||18 to 24|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Columbia College's tuition was $28,900 for all students regardless of residency (7.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Columbia College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,507 (which is 2.4% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Columbia College in 2016-2017, was 129, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,757 (which is 2.3% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Columbia College has enrolled a total of 1,588 students (1,167 students full-time and 421 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,588 students, 337 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 28% men and 72% women and 1,456 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 132 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 543 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 34%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Columbia College.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||8%||70|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||5%||44||0|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||4%||38|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||4%||34|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||4%||34|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||2%||18|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences||2%||14|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Columbia College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Columbia College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,500. Last year, out of the total 474 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 427 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 535 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 465 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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