Columbia College (177065)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,140
4.33% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,824
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.8%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,046
39.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.3%
133 Graduates

About

Columbia College (177065) is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbia College (177065) were General Studies (303 degrees awarded), General Business (74 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (69 degrees).

In 2022, 2,294 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (177065). 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,328 degrees), 3.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (438 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $12,140, which is $−11,856 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $12,140, which is $−11,856 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,824.

In 2022, 56% of undergraduate students attending Columbia College (177065) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,140
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) was $12,140. The cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $−11,856 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,824
2022 Value
7.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia College (177065) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,824. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia College (177065) grew by 7.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,500
Room and Board
$480
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia College (177065) was of $8,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $480. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 61.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (177065) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2021, when 54% 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.
1.8%
2019 Default Rate
76
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (177065) was 1.8%, which represents 76 out of the 4219 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) had a total enrollment of 6,046 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 2,410 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,636. This means that 39.9% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 20.8% Black or African American, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.27% Two or More Races, 2.15% Asian, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.331% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.9%), followed by White Male (23%) and Black or African American Male (9.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (177065) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,046 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 2,410 and the part-time enrollment is 3,636. This means that 39.9% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 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 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Columbia College (177065) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,279 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,258 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    677 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065) is 54.2% White, 20.8% Black or African American, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.27% Two or More Races, 2.15% Asian, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.331% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 93 students (1.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 382 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 (1,328 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (438 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) is General Studies (303 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (74 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (69 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (150 degrees awarded), Protective Services (187 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (636 degrees).

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 (1,042,229 people), Other managers (782,207 people), Financial managers (507,677 people), Chief executives & legislators (403,596 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (310,452 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees awarded), Protective Services (187 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (636 degrees), Business (833 degrees), and History (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees awarded), Protective Services (187 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (636 degrees), Business (833 degrees), and History (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (809,756 people), Computer Systems Design (545,984 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (536,602 people), Banking & related activities (508,229 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (466,629 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (150 degrees awarded), Protective Services (187 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (636 degrees), Business (833 degrees), and History (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 264 degrees awarded
  2. 264 degrees awarded
  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) was General Studies with 264 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

956
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,338
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 956 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065), which is 0.714 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,338).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 286 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 1.02 times more than the 281 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 281 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 0.983 times less than the 286 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Columbia College (177065) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 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 (73.2%).

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, 2.26% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,328 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    438 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (177065) is white (1,328 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (438 degrees).

1.26% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    786 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    542 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    267 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia College (177065) is white female (786 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (542 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at nearly $180M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.6%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Columbia College (177065) had a total salary expenditure of 87.6M. Columbia College (177065) employs 24 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors and 16 Professors. Most academics at Columbia College (177065) are Male Associate professor (15), Female Assistant professor (13), and Male Assistant professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) are: Management, with 160 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 132 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

Endowment

$180M
2022 Endowment
9.59%
decline from 2021

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at about $180M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia College (177065) declined 9.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $133M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$39M
2022 Salaries
1.4%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Columbia College (177065) paid a median of $39M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($87.6M) and a 1.4% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.74M
Instructional Salaries
65
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia College (177065) paid a total of $4.74M to 65 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
160 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Assistant professor with 24 employees, Associate professor with 18 employees, and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Management with 160 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 132 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) was Male Associate professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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