Columbia College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.
As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Columbia College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.
With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Columbia College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
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 is 32%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Columbia College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 371 undergraduates at Columbia College with 363 being full-time and 8 being part-time.
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 College, 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 College, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $4,454 a year. That adds up to $17,816 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Columbia College is 8.8%. 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.
Contact details for Columbia College are given below.
|8620 Westwood Center Drive, Vienna, VA 22182
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2020-2021, 238 students took at least one online class at Columbia College. This is a decrease from the 371 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Took at Least One Online Class
|Took All Classes Online
*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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.