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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 dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Columbia College Ranked?

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 6 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Columbia Junior 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 Junior College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Columbia College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Columbia College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Columbia College, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Columbia College this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at Columbia Junior College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,545 undergraduates at Columbia Junior College with 637 being full-time and 1,908 being part-time.

Columbia Junior College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Columbia Junior College is 28.95 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  28.95 out of 100
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How Much Does Columbia College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbia Junior College is $5,297. 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 Junior College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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How Much Money Do Columbia Junior College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Columbia Junior College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $27,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 31% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Columbia College

Located in Sonora, California, Columbia College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding Columbia Junior College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Location of Columbia College

Contact details for Columbia Junior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11600 Columbia College Dr, Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: 209-588-5100
Website: www.gocolumbia.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 Junior College

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, 1,043 students took at least one online class at Columbia College. This is an increase from the 880 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,043 394
2016-2017 880 316
2015-2016 821 266
2014-2015 864 316
2013-2014 671 209

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