Part-Time Per-Credit Costs
354 of the 1,388 undergrads at Columbia College take classes part-time.
The per-credit-hour charge for part-time undergraduate students at Columbia College in 2017 - 2018 was $402. Typically, college classes consist of 3 or 4 credits, bringing the cost per class to $1,206 or $1,608.
At many colleges, full-time tuition kicks in at around 12 credit hours. You should compare part-time costs to full-time tuition and confirm with Columbia College how many credit hours they use to differentiate between a full-time and part-time student.
Future Part-Time Per-Credit Costs
With an average annual increase in per-credit charges of 2.1% over the past five years, the per credit cost for the 2018 - 2019 year is expected to be $410 and may reach $437 per credit by the 2021 - 2022 school year.
Note that Columbia College does not offer any discounts for in-state or in-district students.
In addition to the per credit costs outlined above, colleges typically charge part-time students certain fees, although these fees are usually not as much as those charged to full-time students. We recommend contacting Columbia College directly for more information about these costs.