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Columbia College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Columbia College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Columbia College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

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 was awarded 6 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is dental laboratory technology/technician.

Overall Quality

Columbia College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

See all of the rankings for Columbia College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Columbia College?

Acceptance Rate

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.

Learn more about Columbia College admissions.

Columbia College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

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.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

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%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  32 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Columbia College has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Columbia College.

Columbia College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 371 undergraduates at Columbia College with 363 being full-time and 8 being part-time.

How Much Does Columbia College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbia College is $10,852. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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.

Student Loan Debt

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 5% of students took out student loans averaging $3,948 a year. That adds up to $15,792 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.

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How Much Money Do Columbia College Graduates Make?

Location of Columbia College

Located in Vienna, Virginia, Columbia College is a private for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Vienna makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Columbia College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8620 Westwood Center Drive, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-206-0508
Website: www.ccdc.edu/

Columbia College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Columbia College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Columbia College

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 2019-2020, 371 students took at least one online class at Columbia College. This is an increase from the 158 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 371 328
2018-2019 158 150
2017-2018 92 77
2016-2017 62 56
2015-2016 179 142

Learn more about online learning at Columbia College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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