Is Columbia worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Columbia value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.
Columbia College Chicago is ranked #1,447 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Columbia College Chicago is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
On average, a bachelor's degree from Columbia will cost you about $169,369. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $40,616 and a typical 4.17 years to graduate.
|Average Yearly Cost||$40,616|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.17|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$169,369|
Consider the average Columbia student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Columbia degree may cost less than average.
Net price can vary based on your unique situation.
Look at the table below to get a sense of how Columbia value for your educational dollar might vary.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$203,071||#0||F|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$159,302||#2,012||F|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$203,071||#
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$159,302||#
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Illinois.
About 98% of Columbia students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Columbia financial aid you may qualify for.
College Factual calculates value by calculating average Columbia cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
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College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.