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Columbia College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Columbia College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Columbia College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Columbia College Ranked?

2021 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 7 badges in the 2021 rankings.

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.

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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.

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Columbia College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Columbia College it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% 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.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at Columbia College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 364 undergraduates at Columbia College with 345 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

Columbia College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Columbia College is 72.02 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  72.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Columbia College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbia College is $10,251. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Columbia College, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $3,847 a year. That adds up to $15,388 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbia College is 7.6%. 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 92 students took at least one online class at Columbia College. This is an increase from the 62 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 92 77
2016-2017 62 56
2015-2016 179 142
2014-2015 89 85
2013-2014 178 172

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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.

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