Columbia College (177065)

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,887

12.7% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,020

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13.9%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

16,413

39.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

29.9%

129 Graduates

About

Columbia College (177065) is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia College (177065) were General Studies (403 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (356 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (242 degrees).

In 2016, 4,816 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (177065). 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,847 degrees), 2.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (992 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $7,887, which is $-12,273 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $7,887, which is $-12,273 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,020.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,887

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) was $7,887. The cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $-12,273 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$27,020

2016 Value

74.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Columbia College (177065) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,020. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Columbia College (177065) grew by 74.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,989

Room and Board

$1,104

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia College (177065) was of $6,989 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,104. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.541% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.94% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (177065) received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

13.9%

2015 Default Rate

941

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (177065) was 13.9%, which represents 941 out of the 6763 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Columbia College (177065) received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 16,413 students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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Accepted Out of N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Columbia College (177065) in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Columbia College (177065) has a total enrollment of 16,413 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 6,481 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,932. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% White, 22.9% Black or African American, 8.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.987% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,413 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 6,481 and the part-time enrollment is 9,932. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbia College (177065) was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Columbia College (177065) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,086

  2. Black or African American

    3,760

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,428

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065) is 55.4% White, 22.9% Black or African American, 8.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.987% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 667 students (4.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 546 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (177065). The majority of degree recipients at Columbia College (177065) are white (2,847 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (992 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) is General Studies (403 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (356 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (242 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia College (177065), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (408 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,734 degrees), and Protective Services (414 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Accountants & auditors (1,085,754 people), Miscellaneous managers (782,135 people), Financial managers (434,142 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (346,601 people), and Chief executives & legislators (331,974 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (408 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,734 degrees), Protective Services (414 degrees), Business (1,587 degrees), and History (62 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (408 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,734 degrees), Protective Services (414 degrees), Business (1,587 degrees), and History (62 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Elementary & secondary schools (728,651 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (580,618 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (510,747 people), Banking & related activities (502,092 people), and Computer Systems Design (420,974 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (408 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,734 degrees), Protective Services (414 degrees), Business (1,587 degrees), and History (62 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Columbia College (177065).

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) was General Studies with 403 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,135

  2. 2,681

In 2016, 2,135 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065), which is 0.796 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,681).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 842 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 1.1 times more than the 764 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 764 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 0.907 times less than the 842 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 28% of students graduating from Columbia College (177065) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia College (177065) is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 19.4% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,847 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    992 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    416 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (177065) is white (2,847 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (992 degrees).

5.34% of degree recipients (257 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,545 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,302 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    595 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia College (177065) is white female (1,545 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,302 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at nearly $152M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.62M (2.38%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Columbia College (177065) had a total expenditure of $91.8M. Of that $91.8M, they spent $50.9M on salaries and $91.8M on benefits.

Columbia College (177065) employs 27 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Columbia College (177065) are Male Associate professors (15), Female Associate professors(12), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 154 employees, Management, with 137 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$152M

2015 Endowment

27.2%

growth from 2014

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at about $152M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia College (177065) grew 27.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $123M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $789k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Columbia College (177065) received $789k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$50.9M

Salary Expenditure

$91.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Columbia College (177065) had a total expenditure of $91.8M. Of that $91.8M, they spent $50.9M on salaries and $91.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Columbia College (177065) as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$50.9M

2015 Salaries

0.742%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Columbia College (177065) paid a median of $50.9M in salaries, which represents 55.5% of their overall expenditure ($91.8M) and a 0.742% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.83% growth from 2013 and a 2.66% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.01M

Instructional Salaries

72

Number of Employees

In 2015, Columbia College (177065) paid a total of $5.01M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.84% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

27 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

154 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Associate professor with 27 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 154 employees; Management with 137 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) was Male Associate professor with 15 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Columbia College (177065).

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