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Columbia College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Columbia College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

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 59 badges in the 2022 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.

Is It Hard to Get Into Columbia Junior College?

Acceptance Rate

Since Columbia College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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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

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 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

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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 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  53 out of 100
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Columbia College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,132 undergraduates at Columbia Junior College with 574 being full-time and 1,558 being part-time.

How Much Does Columbia College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbia Junior College is $7,990. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Columbia Junior College make about $27,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 31% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Columbia College

Columbia College is a public institution located in Sonora, California. Columbia Junior College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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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 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 2019-2020, 1,709 students took at least one online class at Columbia College. This is an increase from the 1,121 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,709 890
2018-2019 1,121 382
2017-2018 1,043 394
2016-2017 880 316
2015-2016 821 266

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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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