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Columbia Gorge Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Columbia Gorge Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Columbia Gorge Community 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 Gorge Community College was awarded 23 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Columbia Gorge Community College is ranked #2,217 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 36 colleges in Oregon, Columbia Gorge Community College is ranked at #31.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Columbia Gorge Community College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Columbia Gorge Community 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 Gorge Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Columbia Gorge Community College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Gorge Community College is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia Gorge Community 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 Gorge Community College this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100
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Columbia Gorge Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 825 undergraduates at Columbia Gorge Community College with 340 being full-time and 485 being part-time.

How Much Does Columbia Gorge Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbia Gorge Community College is $9,080. 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 Gorge Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,238 $7,091 $10,624 $12,475 $13,491

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 Gorge Community College, 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 Gorge Community College, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $4,456 a year. That adds up to $17,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbia Gorge Community College is 17.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Columbia Gorge Community College Graduates Make?

Location of Columbia Gorge Community College

Columbia Gorge Community College is a public institution located in The Dalles, Oregon. The charming, small-town atmosphere of The Dalles draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Columbia Gorge Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: 541-506-6011
Website: www.cgcc.edu/

Columbia Gorge Community College Majors

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

Online Learning at Columbia Gorge Community 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, 628 students took at least one online class at Columbia Gorge Community College. This is an increase from the 537 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 628 241
2018-2019 537 164
2017-2018 514 148
2016-2017 514 141
2015-2016 505 135

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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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