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Columbia College Data & Information Overview

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?

2022 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 161 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing practice.

Overall Quality

Columbia College Missouri is ranked #874 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Columbia College Missouri held the #1,393 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Columbia College Missouri also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

See all of the rankings for Columbia College.

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.

Learn more about Columbia College admissions.

Columbia College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Columbia College is 23 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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%.

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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 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

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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%.

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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 9,387 undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri with 3,620 being full-time and 5,767 being part-time.

How Much Does Columbia College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbia College Missouri is $26,730. 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 +
$29,149 $24,862 $23,784 $26,327 $24,312

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

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 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 11.5%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Columbia College Missouri make about $38,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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.

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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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Contact details for Columbia College Missouri are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216
Phone: 800-231-2391
Website: www.ccis.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mycolumbiacollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ColumbiaColg

Columbia College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Columbia College. Of these students, 3,104 received undergraduate degrees and 228 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
General Business/Commerce 394 $41,300
Liberal Arts General Studies 377 $39,200
Human Services 172 $30,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 145 $36,800
Business Administration & Management 141 $43,700
Human Resource Management 137 $40,500
General Psychology 120 $30,400
Accounting 93 $39,000
Management Information Systems 54 $49,400
Marketing 51 $36,400

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 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 2018-2019, 7,568 students took at least one online class at Columbia College. This is a decrease from the 9,177 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 7,568 5,829
2017-2018 9,177 7,023
2016-2017 9,727 7,463
2015-2016 12,062 9,308
2013-2014 10,926 9,340

Learn more about online learning at Columbia College.

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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.

References

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