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Columbia College

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Tuition & Fees

$21,936

Average Salary in 10 Years

$43,000
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Columbia College

Columbia College is located in Columbia, Missouri. It is a large private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 12,754 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, and Psychology. 26% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $36,300.

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About
🗺 1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, Missouri 65216
🌐 www.ccis.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

26%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

24%

Women Graduation Rate

28%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Columbia College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$28,255
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$21,936
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$15,806
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$15,806
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$22,250
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$237
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Columbia College would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Columbia College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

90%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

54%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Columbia College you can visit www.ccis.edu/offices/FinancialAid/.

Columbia College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $15,806
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $15,806
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Columbia College?

Columbia College students, on average, make $43,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Columbia College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Columbia College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.3%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Columbia College.

Median Earnings of Students from Columbia College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Columbia College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Columbia College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Columbia College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Columbia College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Columbia College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Columbia College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Columbia College.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Columbia College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Columbia College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Columbia College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Columbia College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Columbia College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

27
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$86,125
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Columbia College?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

95%

Undergrads

12,754

Total Students

13,492
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

57%

Students over 25

76%

Student Median Household Income

$56,191
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

57%
of undergraduates

Men

43%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Columbia College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students

3%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Columbia College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Columbia College study?

Columbia College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Columbia College are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  4. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  5. Psychology
Approximately 91% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Columbia College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

69%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

32%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Columbia College has a retention rate of 69% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

1,413
11% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Columbia College has around 1,413 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 11% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Columbia College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in Columbia, Missouri
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

498
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

94
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in Missouri
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Missouri tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 38% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 56% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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