Columbia College (177065)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,912
7.09% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,065
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
9,913
37.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
25.3%
114 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 (444 degrees awarded), General Business (339 degrees), and General Human Services (199 degrees).

In 2019, 3,859 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (177065). 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,294 degrees), 3.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (733 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $10,912, which is $-11,114 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $10,912, which is $-11,114 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,065.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,912
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) was $10,912. The cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $-11,114 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$25,065
2019 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Columbia College (177065) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,065. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Columbia College (177065) grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,984
Room and Board
$1,264
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia College (177065) was of $7,984 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,264. The cost of room and board increased by 7.62% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.77% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (177065) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 55% 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.
11.6%
2017 Default Rate
596
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (177065) was 11.6%, which represents 596 out of the 5151 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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Enrollment

Columbia College (177065) has a total enrollment of 9,913 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 3,694 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,219. This means that 37.3% 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, 22.4% Black or African American, 9.12% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.636% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.353% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.2%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Black or African American Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Male (6.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,913 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 3,694 and the part-time enrollment is 6,219. This means that 37.3% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2019 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 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    5,496
  2. Black or African American
    2,222
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    904

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065) is 55.4% White, 22.4% Black or African American, 9.12% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.636% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.353% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 222 students (2.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 401 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (177065). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia College (177065) is white (2,294 degrees awarded). There were 3.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (733 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) is General Studies (444 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (339 degrees) and General Human Services (199 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 (328 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,218 degrees), and Protective Services (297 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 (999,802 people), Other managers (771,194 people), Financial managers (506,572 people), Chief executives & legislators (393,231 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (279,586 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (328 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,218 degrees), Protective Services (297 degrees), History (65 degrees), and Business (1,406 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Surgeons, Dentists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (328 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,218 degrees), Protective Services (297 degrees), History (65 degrees), and Business (1,406 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 (773,645 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (528,214 people), Banking & related activities (503,665 people), Computer Systems Design (500,716 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (447,206 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (328 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,218 degrees), Protective Services (297 degrees), History (65 degrees), and Business (1,406 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).
Most Common
  1. 444 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 339 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 199 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) was General Studies with 444 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,729
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,130
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,729 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065), which is 0.812 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,130).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 671 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 1.47 times more than the 456 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 456 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 0.68 times less than the 671 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 16% of students graduating from Columbia College (177065) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia College (177065) is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.63% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,294 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    733 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    391 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (177065) is white (2,294 degrees awarded). There were 3.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (733 degrees).

2.93% of degree recipients (113 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,236 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,058 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    470 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia College (177065) is white female (1,236 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,058 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at nearly $169M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.2M (6.65%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Columbia College (177065) had a total salary expenditure of $99.7M. Columbia College (177065) employs 25 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Columbia College (177065) are Male Associate professors (17), Female Professors(10), 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 167 employees, Management, with 138 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$169M
2019 Endowment
1.63%
decline from 2018

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at about $169M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia College (177065) declined 1.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $130M 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. $879k - Federal
  2. $28.2k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Columbia College (177065) received $879k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $28.2k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.3M
2019 Salaries
0.072%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Columbia College (177065) paid a median of $49.3M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($99.7M) and a 0.072% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.51% growth from 2017 and a 0.136% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.13M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2019, Columbia College (177065) paid a total of $5.13M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
167 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Associate professor with 25 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 167 employees; Management with 138 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) was Male Associate professor with 17 employees, Female Professor with 10 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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