In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
Columbia College Chicago was awarded 194 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theatre/theatre arts management.
Columbia is ranked #302 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Columbia held the #971 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Columbia is also ranked #13 out of 87 schools in Illinois.
Columbia College Chicago has an acceptance rate of 90%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Columbia.
Learn more about Columbia College Chicago admissions.
The student to faculty ratio at Columbia College Chicago is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Columbia College Chicago is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Columbia College Chicago is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.
When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Columbia have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Columbia College Chicago.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,542 undergraduates at Columbia with 6,117 being full-time and 425 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Columbia, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Columbia, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,453 a year. That adds up to $29,812 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Columbia is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
See which majors at Columbia College Chicago make the most money.
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Contact details for Columbia are given below.
|Address:||600 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1996|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Design & Applied Arts||271||$29,065|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||221||$21,616|
|Drama & Theater Arts||148||$20,854|
|Arts & Media Management||96||$26,467|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||64||$29,840|
Learn more about the majors offered at Columbia College Chicago along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
This is a decrease from the 32 students who took online classes the previous year.
Learn more about online learning at Columbia College Chicago.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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