Columbia College (479248)

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2019 Average Net Price
$9,478
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.96%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
234
97.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.7%
82 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 2019, 154 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (479248). 75.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (79 degrees), 2.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (479248) is $0, which is $−11,750 less than the national average for ($11,750).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (479248) is $0, which is $−11,750 less than the national average for ($11,750).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,478.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$9,478
2019 Value
8.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Columbia College (479248) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,478. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Columbia College (479248) grew by 8.3%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (479248) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.05% with respect to 2018, when 74% 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.
8.96%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (479248) 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 (479248) has a total enrollment of 234 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (479248) is 228 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Columbia College (479248) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (479248), both undergraduate and graduate, is 50% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 15.8% Asian, 0.427% 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 (38.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%) and Asian Female (12.7%). 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

97.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (479248), both undergraduate and graduate, is 234 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (479248) is 228 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Columbia College (479248) are enrolled full-time compared with 69.5% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 (479248) was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (78%), 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. White
    117
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    47
  3. Asian
    37

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (479248) is 50% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 15.8% Asian, 0.427% 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 40.5% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.8% 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, 78 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 (79 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (35 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 (134 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees), and Health (12 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 (1,384,018 people), Medical & health services managers (149,834 people), Pharmacists (134,466 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,544 people), and Postsecondary teachers (120,747 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (134 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees), and Health (12 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, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Construction & building inspectors, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (134 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees), and Health (12 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 (1,474,707 people), Elementary & secondary schools (388,410 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (257,553 people), Outpatient care centers (234,305 people), and Offices of physicians (227,325 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (134 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (8 degrees), and Health (12 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

38
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
116
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (479248), which is 0.328 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (116).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (479248) in General English Language & Literature, which is 0.367 times less than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 98 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (479248) in General English Language & Literature, which is 2.72 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 61% of students graduating from Columbia College (479248) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the 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.
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 (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. White
    79 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (479248) is white (79 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (35 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    58 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    26 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Columbia College (479248) is white female (58 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (26 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (479248) has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 0.0946% average return ($10.2k on $10.8M) across all .

In 2019, Columbia College (479248) had a total salary expenditure of $951k. 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 3 employees, Management, with 0 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 0 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Columbia College (479248) has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia College (479248) stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNk approximately the same as than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Columbia College (479248) (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $240k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Columbia College (479248) received $240k 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

$327k
2019 Salaries
33.9%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Columbia College (479248) paid a median of $327k in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($951k) and a 33.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 91.9% growth from 2017 and a 23.3% decline from 2016.

The median for similar is 605k (13.4% 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 $338k (55.9%) 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
3 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 3 employees; Management with 0 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 0 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
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This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Columbia College (479248).

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