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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)
91.1% 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

#11 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 #11 spot in College Factual's 2023 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking out of a pool of 1151 colleges and universities that were eligible for this year's ranking. This means that the school is among the Top 1% 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

Columbia was ranked #19 in the 2023 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking out of the 676 schools that were included in the ranking. 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.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $50,496 $50,496
Fees $2,428 $2,428

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
Phone: 212-854-1754

Online Learning for Columbia Grad Students

91.1% Took At Least One Online Class
81.1% Took All Classes Online

In 2019-2020, 91.1% of the graduate students at Columbia University in the City of New York took at least one class online. Roughly 81.1% of all grad students took courses exclusively 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 Program Annual Graduates
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 15
Anthropology 23
Applied Mathematics 32
Architectural History 7
Architectural Sciences & Technology 76
Area Studies 50
Astronomy & Astrophysics 4
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 70
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 140
Biomedical Engineering 91
Biotechnology 31
Business Administration & Management 60
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 10
Chemical Engineering 63
Chemistry 29
Child Development & Psychology 9
Civil Engineering 50
Classical Languages & Literature 18
Communication & Media Studies 84
Computer Engineering 16
Computer Information Systems 500
Computer Science 500
Construction Management 33
Dispute Resolution 35
Drama & Theater Arts 30
East Asian Languages 26
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 158
Economics 131
Electrical Engineering 166
Engineering Physics 17
Environmental Engineering 21
Ethnic Studies 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 75
Fine & Studio Arts 37
General Biology 20
General English Literature 21
General Social Sciences 18
General Visual & Performing Arts 5
Genetics 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 26
Germanic Languages 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 84
Health & Physical Education 67
Historic Preservation 13
History 53
Industrial Engineering 116
Information Technology 106
International Relations & National Security 156
Journalism 133
Legal Research 94
Liberal Arts General Studies 6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 1,592
Materials Sciences 30
Mathematics 12
Mechanical Engineering 137
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 7
Music 11
Natural Resources Conservation 79
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13
Nursing 269
Nutrition Science 84
Operations Research 320
Other Education 2
Other Physical Science 2
Other Social Sciences 45
Other Visual Art 26
Pharmacology & Toxicology 2
Philosophy 13
Physics 16
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5
Political Science & Government 33
Public Administration 374
Public Health 340
Real Estate Development 10
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 55
Religious Studies 15
Romance Languages 28
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 13
Social Work 487
Sociology 15
Statistics 594
Sustainability Science 110
Urban & Regional Planning 42
Writing Studies 97

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 Program Annual Graduates
Anthropology 11
Applied Mathematics 5
Astronomy & Astrophysics 5
Behavioral Science 4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 12
Biomedical Engineering 18
Business Administration & Management 11
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 14
Chemical Engineering 9
Chemistry 15
Child Development & Psychology 5
Civil Engineering 7
Classical Languages & Literature 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 27
Communication & Media Studies 5
Computer Science 22
Dentistry 94
Drama & Theater Arts 3
East Asian Languages 9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 17
Economics 26
Education Philosophy 4
Educational Administration 1
Electrical Engineering 22
Engineering Physics 6
Environmental Engineering 3
Fine & Studio Arts 9
General Architecture 2
General Biology 21
General Education 2
General English Literature 23
Genetics 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 21
Germanic Languages 4
History 18
Law 460
Legal Research 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 9
Materials Sciences 3
Mathematics 12
Mechanical Engineering 13
Medicine 155
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 2
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 4
Music 14
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13
Nursing 146
Nutrition Science 3
Operations Research 9
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 27
Other Physical Science 3
Other Psychology 7
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1
Philosophy 9
Physics 12
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5
Political Science & Government 13
Public Health 10
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 68
Religious Studies 8
Romance Languages 10
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 1
Social Work 6
Sociology 5
Special Education 10
Statistics 7
Sustainability Science 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6
Urban & Regional Planning 8

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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