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If you want to know more about Columbia College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Columbia College was awarded 54 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

Columbia College Missouri is ranked #1,393 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Columbia College Missouri is also ranked #35 out of 46 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Columbia College Missouri?

Acceptance Rate

Columbia College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Columbia College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Columbia College, the student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Columbia College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia College

Freshmen Retention Rate

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 is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Columbia College Missouri this rate is 30%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Columbia College Missouri

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,416 undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri with 4,469 being full-time and 6,947 being part-time.

Columbia College Missouri Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 94.79 out of 100, Columbia College Missouri is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.79 out of 100
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How Much Does Columbia College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbia College Missouri is $24,148. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Columbia College Missouri

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,162 $23,933 $22,778 $24,151 $22,174

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 Missouri, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Columbia College Missouri, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,362 a year. That adds up to $25,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbia College Missouri is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Columbia College Missouri Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Columbia College Missouri with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,300 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Columbia College make the most money.

Location of Columbia College

Columbia College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbia, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Columbia College

Contact details for Columbia College Missouri are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216
Phone: 800-231-2391

Columbia College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Columbia College. Of these students, 3,565 received undergraduate degrees and 277 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 444 $39,200
General Business/Commerce 339 $41,300
Business Administration & Management 199 $43,700
Human Services 199 $30,700
Human Resource Management 187 $40,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 167 $36,800
Accounting 125 $39,000
General Psychology 121 $30,400
Finance & Financial Management 69 $45,600
History 65 $32,200

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

Online Learning at Columbia College Missouri

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 9,177 students took at least one online class at Columbia College. This is a decrease from the 9,727 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,177 7,023
2016-2017 9,727 7,463
2015-2016 12,062 9,308
2014-2015 9,870 8,483
2013-2014 10,926 9,340

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Notes and References


*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.

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