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Columbia International University&

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.98% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
518 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
66% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
79 Graduates

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The median tuition at Columbia International University is $20,880, which is $11,330 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,206.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Columbia International University received 518 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.33% annual decline. Out of those 518 applicants, 185 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.7% acceptance rate.

There were 966 students enrolled at Columbia International University in 2016, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Columbia International University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Columbia International University has a total enrollment of 966 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia International University is 638 students and the part-time enrollment is 328. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Columbia International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.5% White, 15.2% Black or African American, 3.73% Asian, 2.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.86% Two or More Races, 6.94% Non-resident Alien, and 3% Unknown.

Students enrolled at Columbia International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18.9%), followed by White Male (17%) and Black or African American Male (2.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (6.31%), followed by White Male (4.97%) and Black or African American Female (1.97%).

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In 2016, 33 fewer women than men graduated from Columbia International University. The majority of students graduating from Columbia International University are White. These 300 graduates mean that there were 5.36 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 56 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Columbia International University is Biblical Studies with 114 graduates, followed by General Studies with 16 graduates and General Psychology with 13 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Columbia International University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Theology, with 259 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 8 graduates and Interdisciplinary Studies with 22 graduates.


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Columbia International University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.59M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $596,658 (13%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Columbia International University had a total expenditure of $30.7M. Of that $30.7M, they spent $12.8M on salaries and $4.72M on benefits.

Columbia International University employs 23 Professors, 18 Associate professors, and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at Columbia International University are Male Professors (20), Male Associate professors (11), and Female Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia International University are: Management, with 35 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, and Service with 18 employees.



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