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Columbia State Community College Overview

Columbia State Community College is a public institution located in Columbia, Tennessee. Columbia is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Columbia State Community College Known For?

950 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Columbia State Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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Columbia State Community 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#400 Most Popular Associate’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 State Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Medical Illustration & Informatics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular General Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#221 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#221 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Columbia State Community College?

Location of Columbia State Community College

Contact details for Columbia State Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-540-2730
Website: https://www.columbiastate.edu

How Do I Get Into Columbia State Community College?

You can apply to Columbia State Community College online at: https://www.columbiastate.edu/admissions

As long as you submit the requested materials to Columbia State Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Columbia State Community College?

6% Take Out Loans
18.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Columbia State Community College, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $3,718 a year. That adds up to $14,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbia State Community College is 18.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Columbia State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,249 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,305 undergraduate students at Columbia State Community College, with 3,249 being full-time and 3,056 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Columbia State Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,249 full-time undergraduates at Columbia State Community College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Columbia State Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Columbia State Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 46
Black or African American 221
Hispanic or Latino 271
White 2,524
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 175

Over 5 countries are represented at Columbia State Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Dominican Republic, and Honduras.

Online Learning at Columbia State Community College

738 Took All Classes Online
2,540 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,540 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Columbia State Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbia State Community College was 7.2%. This is the #1,499 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Columbia State Community 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 State Community 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 0 521 0 521
Allied Health Professions 112 35 19 166
Nursing 0 78 0 78
Business Administration & Management 0 35 4 39
General Education 0 31 0 31
Computer Information Systems 0 20 0 20
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 20 0 20
General Engineering Technology 8 5 0 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 12 0 12
Music 0 2 10 12
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 10 10
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 8 0 8
Hospitality Management 0 0 7 7
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 7 0 7
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 5 0 5
Computer Systems Networking 1 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 121 779 50 950

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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