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Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate School Report

21,987 Graduate Students
$52,924 Avg Graduate Tuition & Fees (In-State)
28.4% Took Classes Online
Find out more about how Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate School ranks, how diverse it is, what graduate degree programs are offered, and other essential facts below. You can jump to any section of this page using the following list.

Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate School Rankings

#13 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#19 Doctorate Degree School in U.S.

Each year, College Factual releases its Best Quality Schools ranking to identify graduate schools that offer a great educational experience and provide excellent student outcomes. Our methodology places a high weight on things such as post-graduation wages, time to graduate, and student-per-faculty ratio. Post-graduation debt, faculty and staff diversity, and other factors are also taken into account.

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Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

Columbia University in the City of New York landed the #13 spot in College Factual's 2024 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking out of a pool of 1149 colleges and universities that were eligible for this year's ranking. This means that the school is among the Top 5% of the nation when it comes to overall quality. As a result, Columbia is a recipient of this year's Best Master's Schools badge.

For the Best Master's Degree Schools in New York, Columbia came in at #1.

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Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

Of the 676 institutions of higher learning that were examined in the 2024 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking, Columbia came in at #19. This means that the school is among the Top 5% of the nation when it comes to overall quality. Because of its high ranking, Columbia won the Best Doctorate Schools badge this year.

In addition, Columbia took the #2 spot for Best Doctorate Degree Schools in New York.


Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Student Diversity

21,987 Graduate Students
55.0% Women
24.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Columbia University in the City of New York was the school of choice for 21,987 graduate students in the last year for which we have data. In order to come up with a feel for how diverse the school is, College Factual analyzed the demographics of these students. Keep reading to learn more.

Columbia Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

Athough the male-female ratio may vary depending on the degree program, 55.0% of the total graduate students at Columbia are women and 45.0% are men.


Columbia Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

About 24.5% of the graduate students who attend Columbia are from a racial-ethnic minority group*. The school attracts students from outside the U.S., too. Around 41.1% of graduate students hail from another country. For more details on graduate school diversity at the school, check out the chart below. If you click on it, you'll be taken to a page with more details.


Columbia Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$52,924 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
At Columbia University in the City of New York, part-time graduate students pay $2,074 per credit hour, whether they are from in-state or out-of-state.

The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.


Average Salary of Columbia Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$75,670 Avg Salary (Master's)
$102,938 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

Master's degree recipients from Columbia earn an average salary of $75,670 during the early years of their career. That's pretty good comparatively. In fact, it is 30% higher than the national average of $58,425.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

After obtaining their doctorate degree from Columbia, graduates go on to jobs earning an average starting salary of $102,938. That's about 37% higher than the countrywide average of $75,260 for all doctorate degree holders.


Location of Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate School

New York State
Large City Campus Setting
Private Public/Private
Columbia University in the City of New York is a private not-for-profit institution located in New York, New York. The city atmosphere of New York makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

Get more details about the location of Columbia University in the City of New York.


Contact details for Columbia are given below.

Contact Details
Address:West 116 St And Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Online Learning for Columbia Grad Students

28.4% Took At Least One Online Class
5.9% Took All Classes Online

Around 28.4% of Columbia graduate students took at least one course online during the 2020-2021 academic year. For that same period, 5.9% of grad students took all of their classes online.


Columbia University in the City of New York Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2020-2021.

Master’s Degree ProgramAnnual Graduates
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences15
Applied Mathematics32
Architectural History7
Architectural Sciences & Technology76
Area Studies50
Astronomy & Astrophysics4
Bioethics/Medical Ethics70
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics140
Biomedical Engineering91
Business Administration & Management60
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences10
Chemical Engineering63
Child Development & Psychology9
Civil Engineering111
Classical Languages & Literature18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology15
Communication & Media Studies84
Computer Engineering16
Computer Information Systems500
Computer Science500
Construction Management33
Dispute Resolution35
Drama & Theater Arts30
East Asian Languages26
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology158
Electrical Engineering166
Engineering Physics17
Environmental Engineering21
Ethnic Studies3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts75
Fine & Studio Arts37
General Biology20
General English Literature21
General Social Sciences18
General Visual & Performing Arts5
Geological & Earth Sciences26
Germanic Languages2
Health & Medical Administrative Services84
Health & Physical Education67
Historic Preservation13
Industrial Engineering116
Information Technology106
International Relations & National Security156
Legal Research94
Liberal Arts General Studies6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods1,592
Materials Sciences30
Mechanical Engineering137
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology4
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages7
Natural Resources Conservation79
Neurobiology & Neurosciences13
Nutrition Science84
Operations Research320
Other Education2
Other Physical Science2
Other Social Sciences45
Other Visual Art26
Pharmacology & Toxicology2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences5
Political Science & Government33
Public Administration374
Public Health340
Real Estate Development10
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions55
Religious Studies15
Romance Languages28
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages13
Social Work487
Sustainability Science110
Urban & Regional Planning42
Writing Studies97

Columbia University in the City of New York Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2020-2021 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree ProgramAnnual Graduates
Applied Mathematics5
Astronomy & Astrophysics5
Behavioral Science4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics12
Biomedical Engineering18
Business Administration & Management11
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences14
Chemical Engineering9
Child Development & Psychology5
Civil Engineering7
Classical Languages & Literature3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology27
Communication & Media Studies5
Computer Science22
Drama & Theater Arts3
East Asian Languages9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology17
Education Philosophy4
Educational Administration1
Electrical Engineering22
Engineering Physics6
Environmental Engineering3
Fine & Studio Arts9
General Architecture2
General Biology21
General Education2
General English Literature23
Geological & Earth Sciences21
Germanic Languages4
Legal Research1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods9
Materials Sciences3
Mechanical Engineering13
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology2
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences13
Nutrition Science3
Operations Research9
Other Physical Science3
Other Psychology7
Pharmacology & Toxicology1
Physiology & Pathology Sciences5
Political Science & Government13
Public Health10
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions68
Religious Studies8
Romance Languages10
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages1
Social Work6
Special Education10
Sustainability Science5
Teacher Education Subject Specific6
Urban & Regional Planning8

Notes and References


*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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