Columbia College

Columbia, MO, USA
3.63 Average Rating

Columbia College is a 4-year coeducational liberal arts institution in central Missouri. Columbia offers bachelor’s degrees in over 30 academic majors, as well as 10 associate degree-granting programs and eight master’s degrees. Additionally, Columbia makes 29 degrees available entirely online, hosts evening programs for student convenience, and operates locations in 13 states and Cuba. For sports fans, Columbia fields 17 men’s and women’s athletic teams including an esports squad.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
49%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
93%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
13,492
Total Number of Undergrads
12,754
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
79%
20-39 Students
19%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
27:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,856
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,190
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$10,190
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,808
Books and Supplies
$1264

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,842
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,291
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$11,348

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,219
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,993
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$237
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
35
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
38%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougar
School Colors
Silver/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbia
Saint Louis
Chicago
Kansas City
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
84%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
I previously went to another school and Columbia college has been a great school to attend. I attend online and I enjoy the classes I take and they are not to hard and not easy they are the right challenge. I have learned so much since I have been at Columbia College and I would recommended it to anyone.
Brittany from Jacksonville, FL
This is a very nice campus. The faculty and staff are very nice and helpful and the students are great too. The teachers are really focused on you the student.
Anthony from Holts Summit, MO
Columbia College-Missouri is a small college. The on-line classes are very user-friendly and the teachers are very helpful. The staff know you by name and not a number.
Victoria from Jefferson City, MO

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