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Columbia College Overview

Located in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Columbia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Columbia College Known For?

3,582 Undergraduate Awards
$22,012 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Columbia College Missouri.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.0 years for students from Columbia College Missouri to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Columbia College Rankings

Columbia College Missouri holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Columbia College Missouri has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#219 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#236 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Columbia College Missouri.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Human Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Public Administration & Social Service Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Columbia College Missouri has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#10 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#24 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#89 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#96 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Columbia College?

Location of Columbia College

Contact details for Columbia College Missouri are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216
Phone: 800-231-2391
Website: www.ccis.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mycolumbiacollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ColumbiaColg

How Do I Get Into Columbia College Missouri?

You can apply to Columbia College Missouri online at: www.ccis.edu/apply/

Columbia College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Columbia College?

$22,012 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Columbia College Missouri is $22,012. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Columbia College Missouri, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,362 a year. That adds up to $25,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbia College Missouri is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Columbia College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,620 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,387 undergraduate students at Columbia College Missouri, with 3,620 being full-time and 5,767 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Columbia College Missouri

There are also 526 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,620 full-time undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Columbia College Missouri

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Columbia College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Columbia College Missouri Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 725
Hispanic or Latino 275
White 2,127
International Students 180
Other Races/Ethnicities 269

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Columbia College. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 41 countries are represented at Columbia College Missouri. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Japan.

Online Learning at Columbia College

7,023 Took All Classes Online
9,177 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 23 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Columbia College Missouri. In 2017-2018, 9,177 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Columbia College Missouri has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Columbia College Missouri

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbia College was -6.3%. This is the #197 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Columbia College Missouri regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Columbia College Missouri majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
English Language & Literature 6%
Entrepreneurial Studies 43%
Fire Protection 50%
General Business/Commerce 13%
General English Literature 6%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 44%
Health Professions 21%
History 11%
History 11%
Management Information Systems 21%
Marketing 4%
Nursing 10%
Political Science & Government 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Columbia College Missouri ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Columbia College Missouri.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Area Studies #3
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #5
General English Literature #12
Sociology #12
Political Science & Government #13
Fire Protection #14
History #15
History #15
English Language & Literature #16
Natural Resources Conservation #17
Entrepreneurial Studies #19
Health & Physical Education #20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #21
Natural Resources & Conservation #21
Curriculum & Instruction #22
International Business #29
Management Information Systems #30
Finance & Financial Management #34
Human Services #36
Public Administration #47
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #50
Liberal Arts General Studies #50
General Business/Commerce #52
General Psychology #54
Nursing #58
Marketing #58
Computer Information Systems #60
Social Sciences #61
Psychology #63
Educational Administration #64
Public Administration & Social Service #69
Human Resource Management #77
Accounting #83
Computer & Information Sciences #87
Criminal Justice & Corrections #90
Education #94
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #94
Health & Medical Administrative Services #98
Business Administration & Management #125
Health Professions #131
Business, Management & Marketing #135

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Columbia College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 774 444 0 1,218
General Business/Commerce 0 189 339 163 691
Human Services 0 123 199 0 322
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17 69 167 42 295
Business Administration & Management 0 0 199 0 199
Human Resource Management 0 0 187 0 187
Accounting 0 0 125 0 125
General Psychology 0 0 121 0 121
Nursing 0 50 39 0 89
Computer Information Systems 0 21 55 0 76
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 69 0 69
History 0 0 65 0 65
Marketing 0 0 57 0 57
Management Information Systems 0 0 56 0 56
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 47 47
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 36 0 36
General English Literature 0 0 31 0 31
Educational Administration 0 0 0 25 25
General Biology 0 0 24 0 24
Sociology 0 0 18 0 18
Natural Resources Conservation 0 11 6 0 17
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 14 0 14
Political Science & Government 0 0 14 0 14
Health & Physical Education 0 0 11 0 11
Computer Science 0 0 10 0 10
International Business 0 0 8 0 8
Public Administration 0 0 6 0 6
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 5 0 5
Area Studies 0 0 4 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 0 0 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 3 0 3
General Engineering 0 2 0 0 2
Fire Protection 0 2 0 0 2
Music 0 0 2 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 1 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 1 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 17 1,242 2,323 277 3,859

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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