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Columbia College Overview

Columbia College is a public institution situated in Sonora, California. Columbia Junior College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Columbia College Known For?

447 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Columbia Junior College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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Columbia College Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Columbia College?

Location of Columbia College

Contact details for Columbia Junior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11600 Columbia College Dr, Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: 209-588-5100
Website: www.gocolumbia.edu/

How Do I Get Into Columbia Junior College?

You can apply to Columbia Junior College online at: www.gocolumbia.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.

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Columbia College Undergraduate Student Diversity

707 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,616 undergraduate students at Columbia Junior College, with 707 being full-time and 1,909 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 707 full-time undergraduates at Columbia Junior College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Columbia Junior College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Columbia Junior College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 148
White 490
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 42

Over 38 countries are represented at Columbia Junior College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Thailand.

Online Learning at Columbia College

394 Took All Classes Online
1,043 Took At Least One Class Online
19.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,043 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Columbia Junior College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbia College was 19.7%. This is the #904 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Columbia Junior College regardless of major.

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 Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 66 0 66
Culinary Arts 42 3 13 58
Fire Protection 48 9 0 57
Health Sciences & Services 0 40 0 40
General Psychology 2 22 0 24
Business Administration & Management 14 6 1 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 15 2 2 19
Natural Resources Conservation 0 9 10 19
Geography & Cartography 15 1 0 16
Forestry 2 7 5 14
Accounting 5 6 0 11
Hospitality Management 9 0 0 9
Sociology 0 9 0 9
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 3 2 8
Environmental Control Technology 2 6 0 8
Human Development & Family Studies 4 4 0 8
Health & Physical Education 0 8 0 8
General English Literature 0 6 0 6
Physics 0 6 0 6
Human Services 3 3 0 6
Mathematics 0 5 0 5
General Biology 0 4 0 4
General Business/Commerce 0 4 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 3 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 3 0 3
History 0 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 3
Music 0 2 0 2
Taxation 1 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 1 0 1
Computer Programming 0 1 0 1
Instructional Media Design 1 0 0 1
General Physical Sciences 0 1 0 1
Anthropology 0 1 0 1
Political Science & Government 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 166 248 33 447

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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