Columbia College (177065)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,712
10.5% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$23,062
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
12.6%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
13,492
38.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
20.2%
108 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 (495 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (390 degrees), and General Human Services (276 degrees).

In 2017, 4,874 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (177065). 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,828 degrees), 2.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1036 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $8,712, which is $-12,021 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $8,712, which is $-12,021 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,062.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,712
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) was $8,712. The cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $-12,021 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,062
2017 Value
14.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Columbia College (177065) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,062. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Columbia College (177065) grew by 14.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,055
Room and Board
$1,164
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia College (177065) was of $7,055 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,164. The cost of room and board increased by 0.944% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.43% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (177065) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.67% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.
12.6%
2016 Default Rate
746
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (177065) was 12.6%, which represents 746 out of the 5942 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 13,492 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 5,255 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,237. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.7% White, 21.6% Black or African American, 9.03% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Two or More Races, 1.76% Asian, 0.867% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.371% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.6%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,492 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 5,255 and the part-time enrollment is 8,237. This means that 38.9% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2017 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 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    7,647
  2. Black or African American
    2,908
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,218

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065) is 56.7% White, 21.6% Black or African American, 9.03% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Two or More Races, 1.76% Asian, 0.867% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.371% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 389 students (2.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 652 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (177065). The majority of degree recipients at Columbia College (177065) are white (2,828 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1036 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) is General Studies (495 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (390 degrees) and General Human Services (276 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 (450 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,517 degrees), and Protective Services (423 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 (1,100,754 people), Other managers (681,982 people), Financial managers (435,545 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (371,077 people), and Chief executives & legislators (333,435 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (450 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,517 degrees), Protective Services (423 degrees), Business (1,783 degrees), and History (73 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, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (450 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,517 degrees), Protective Services (423 degrees), Business (1,783 degrees), and History (73 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 (758,396 people), Banking & related activities (511,845 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (500,362 people), Computer Systems Design (442,888 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (429,124 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (450 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,517 degrees), Protective Services (423 degrees), Business (1,783 degrees), and History (73 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. 495 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 390 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 276 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) was General Studies with 495 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,111
  2. 2,763

In 2017, 2,111 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065), which is 0.764 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,763).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 766 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 1.25 times more than the 614 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 614 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 0.802 times less than the 766 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 30% of students graduating from Columbia College (177065) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (26.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia College (177065) is Female and White (26.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.63% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,828 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,036 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    442 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (177065) is white (2,828 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1036 degrees).

3.94% of degree recipients (192 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,563 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,265 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    640 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia College (177065) is white female (1,563 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,265 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at nearly $163M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.2M (11.8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Columbia College (177065) had a total salary expenditure of $93.6M. Columbia College (177065) employs 24 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Columbia College (177065) are Male Assistant professors (14), Male Associate professors(13), and Female Associate 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 156 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, and Management with 130 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$163M
2017 Endowment
9.57%
growth from 2016

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at about $163M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia College (177065) grew 9.57% 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. $899k - Federal
  2. $100k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Columbia College (177065) received $899k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $100k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.1M
2017 Salaries
0.136%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Columbia College (177065) paid a median of $49.1M in salaries, which represents 52.4% of their overall expenditure ($93.6M) and a 0.136% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.82% decline from 2015 and a 0.742% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.16M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2017, Columbia College (177065) paid a total of $5.16M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $10.4M (33%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
156 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 156 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; and Management with 130 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Associate professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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