Columbia College (479248)

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2020 Average Net Price
$10,766
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.82%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
185
96.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.3%
189 Graduates

About

Columbia College (479248) is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia College (479248) were .

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (479248). 72.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (17 degrees), 1.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (479248) is $0, which is $−11,500 less than the national average for ($11,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (479248) is $0, which is $−11,500 less than the national average for ($11,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,766.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Columbia College (479248) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$10,766
2020 Value
13.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia College (479248) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,766. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia College (479248) grew by 13.6%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (479248) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.9% with respect to 2019, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Columbia College (479248) (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.
8.82%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (479248) 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 (479248) has a total enrollment of 185 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (479248) is 179 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 96.8% of students enrolled at Columbia College (479248) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (479248), both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.1% Asian, 35.1% White, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.541% 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 (479248) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.6%), followed by Asian Female (22.3%) and Asian Male (12.8%). 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

96.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (479248), both undergraduate and graduate, is 185 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (479248) is 179 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 96.8% of students enrolled at Columbia College (479248) are enrolled full-time compared with 65.9% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 (479248) was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (77%), Columbia College (479248) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    65
  2. White
    65
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (479248) is 35.1% Asian, 35.1% White, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.541% 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 is 37.9% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.7% 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, 23 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (479248). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia College (479248) is white (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia College (479248) is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia College (479248), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 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 (479248) are Registered nurses (1,304,529 people), Medical & health services managers (149,288 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (148,358 people), Pharmacists (132,067 people), and Postsecondary teachers (121,222 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 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 (479248) are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,451,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (398,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,186 people), Outpatient care centers (213,880 people), and Offices of physicians (191,529 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 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 (479248).
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 (479248) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

14
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
37
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (479248), which is 0.378 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (37).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at Columbia College (479248) by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (479248) in General English Language & Literature, which is 0.371 times less than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (479248) in General English Language & Literature, which is 2.69 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 64% of students graduating from Columbia College (479248) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia College (479248) is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 0.529% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (479248) is white (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

5.88% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    14 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia College (479248) is white female (14 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (10 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (479248) has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 0.162% average return ($14.1k on $8.7M) across all .

In 2020, Columbia College (479248) had a total salary expenditure of $1.09M. Columbia College (479248) employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Columbia College (479248) are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (479248) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 2 employees, Management, with 0 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 0 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 Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $458k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Columbia College (479248) received $458k 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

$763k
2020 Salaries
133%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Columbia College (479248) paid a median of $763k in salaries, which represents 70.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.09M) and a 133% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 33.9% decline from 2018 and a 91.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar is 613k (11.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A
Instructional Salaries
0
Number of Employees

In N/A, Columbia College (479248) paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $348k (56.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

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In false, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (479248) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2 employees; Management with 0 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 0 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia College (479248).

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