Columbia College (455983)

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2019 Average Net Price
$9,885
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.96%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
364
94.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
74%
242 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 2019, 110 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (455983). 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (31 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (455983) is $0, which is $−7,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (455983) is $0, which is $−7,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,885.

In 2019, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$9,885
2019 Value
3.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Columbia College (455983) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,885. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Columbia College (455983) grew by 3.57%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (455983) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 55.3% with respect to 2018, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Columbia College (455983) (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
8.96%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (455983) was 8.96%, which represents 6 out of the 67 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 364 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (455983) is 345 students and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (455983), both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.7% White, 18.1% Asian, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Black or African American, 0.549% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.3%), followed by Asian Female (10.4%) and White Male (10.4%). 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

94.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (455983), both undergraduate and graduate, is 364 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (455983) is 345 and the part-time enrollment is 19. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 (455983) was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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. White
    141
  2. Asian
    66
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    49

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (455983) is 38.7% White, 18.1% Asian, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Black or African American, 0.549% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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 2019, 32 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 (31 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 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 (64 degrees awarded), Communications (9 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 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 (1,552,906 people), Software developers (548,540 people), Secondary school teachers (546,776 people), Other managers (313,422 people), and Education administrators (312,360 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (64 degrees awarded), Communications (9 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (5 degrees), and Education (6 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 (455983) are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (64 degrees awarded), Communications (9 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (5 degrees), and Education (6 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 (2,952,939 people), Computer Systems Design (681,758 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (497,521 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (200,827 people), and Insurance carriers (183,012 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (64 degrees awarded), Communications (9 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (9 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (5 degrees), and Education (6 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

39
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
71
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (455983), which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (71).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (455983) in General English Language & Literature, which is 0.778 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 36 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (455983) in General English Language & Literature, which is 1.29 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 49% of students graduating from Columbia College (455983) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia College (455983) is Female and Asian (75.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (455983) is asian (31 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

10% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    21 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia College (455983) is asian female (21 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (13 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (455983) has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.4k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Columbia College (455983) had a total salary expenditure of $2.23M. Columbia College (455983) employs 1 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbia College (455983) are Female Instructors (1), Male Instructors(0), 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 14 employees, Management, with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Columbia College (455983) has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia College (455983) stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $966k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Columbia College (455983) received $966k 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

$1.3M
2019 Salaries
11.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Columbia College (455983) paid a median of $1.3M in salaries, which represents 58.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.23M) and a 11.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.99% decline from 2017 and a 2.87% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2019, Columbia College (455983) paid a total of $36k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 2.76% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) were Instructor with 1 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; Management with 6 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) was Female Instructor with 1 employees, Male Instructor with 0 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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