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Columbia College

Columbia, MO, USA
3.59 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 Aware

This school may 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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
49%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
93%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1099
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
12,080
Total Number of Undergrads
11,416
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
83%
20-39 Students
15%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,065
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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.
$24,320
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.
$24,320
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.
$8,500
Books and Supplies
$1238

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
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.
46%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,040
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.
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,978
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,580

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.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,362
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.
$15,000
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.
$254

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
32
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
navy and silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbia
Saint Louis
Chicago
Kansas City
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
82%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,000

What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating
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
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

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