Columbia College (455983)

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2020 Average Net Price
$10,852
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.82%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
371
97.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.8%
321 Graduates

About

Columbia College (455983) is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia College (455983) were .

In 2020, 258 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (455983). 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (140 degrees), 2.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (59 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (455983) is $0, which is $−7,980 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (455983) is $0, which is $−7,980 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,852.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$10,852
2020 Value
9.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia College (455983) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,852. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia College (455983) grew by 9.78%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (455983) received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 15.3% with respect to 2019, when 59% 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.
8.82%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (455983) was 8.82%, which represents 6 out of the 68 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 (455983) has a total enrollment of 371 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (455983) is 363 students and the part-time enrollment is 8. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (455983), both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.4% Asian, 31% White, 7.01% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by Asian Female (22%) and Asian Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (455983), both undergraduate and graduate, is 371 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (455983) is 363 and the part-time enrollment is 8. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 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 (455983) was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Columbia College (455983) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    135
  2. White
    115
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    26

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (455983) is 36.4% Asian, 31% White, 7.01% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 64 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (455983). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia College (455983) is asian (140 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (59 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia College (455983) is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia College (455983), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (230 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (4 degrees), and Education (7 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,539,746 people), Registered nurses (1,423,077 people), Secondary school teachers (540,774 people), Software developers (539,932 people), and Education administrators (292,653 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (230 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (4 degrees), Education (7 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), and Health (11 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 (455983) are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (230 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (4 degrees), Education (7 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), and Health (11 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 (455983) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,006,152 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,595,097 people), Computer Systems Design (623,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,841 people), and Outpatient care centers (275,702 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (230 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (4 degrees), Education (7 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (5 degrees), and Health (11 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 (455983).
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia College (455983) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

97
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
161
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (455983), which is 0.602 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (161).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (455983) in General English Language & Literature, which is 0.554 times less than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 148 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (455983) in General English Language & Literature, which is 1.8 times more than the 82 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from Columbia College (455983) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia College (455983) is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.43% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    140 degrees awarded
  2. White
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (455983) is asian (140 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (59 degrees).

7.36% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Male
    73 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    67 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia College (455983) is asian male (73 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (67 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (455983) has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.96k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Columbia College (455983) had a total salary expenditure of $4.36M. Columbia College (455983) employs 2 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbia College (455983) are Male Instructors (1), Female Instructors(1), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 15 employees, Management, with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.85M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Columbia College (455983) received $1.85M 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

Salary Expenditure

$2.18M
2020 Salaries
67.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Columbia College (455983) paid a median of $2.18M in salaries, which represents 50% of their overall expenditure ($4.36M) and a 67.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.6% growth from 2018 and a 2.99% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$77k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2020, Columbia College (455983) paid a total of $77k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.54% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) were Instructor with 2 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees; Management with 6 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) was Male Instructor with 1 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia College (455983).

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