Columbia College (177065)

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,762
7.79% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,954
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.93%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
8,347
38.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
22.9%
83 Graduates

About

Columbia College (177065) is a higher education institution located in Boone County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia College (177065) were General Business (394 degrees awarded), General Studies (377 degrees), and General Human Services (172 degrees).

In 2020, 3,354 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (177065). 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,975 degrees), 3.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (657 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $11,762, which is $−10,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $11,762, which is $−10,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,954.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students attending Columbia College (177065) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,762
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) was $11,762. The cost of tuition at Columbia College (177065) is $−10,768 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$25,954
2020 Value
3.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia College (177065) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,954. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia College (177065) grew by 3.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,392
Room and Board
$1,272
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia College (177065) was of $8,392 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,272. The cost of room and board increased by 5.11% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.633% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (177065) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.27% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
8.93%
2018 Default Rate
433
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (177065) was 8.93%, which represents 433 out of the 4848 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 (177065) has a total enrollment of 8,347 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 3,229 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,118. This means that 38.7% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.9% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.62% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.3%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Black or African American Male (7.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (177065), both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,347 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (177065) is 3,229 and the part-time enrollment is 5,118. This means that 38.7% of students enrolled at Columbia College (177065) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2020 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 (177065) was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Columbia College (177065) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,668
  2. Black or African American
    1,745
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    846

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (177065) is 55.9% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.62% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 177 students (2.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 340 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (177065). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia College (177065) is white (1,975 degrees awarded). There were 3.01 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (657 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) is General Business (394 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (377 degrees) and General Human Services (172 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia College (177065), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (259 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,037 degrees), and Protective Services (220 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 (177065) are Accountants & auditors (1,041,865 people), Other managers (700,039 people), Financial managers (460,554 people), Chief executives & legislators (361,813 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (320,412 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (259 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,037 degrees), Protective Services (220 degrees), Business (1,253 degrees), and History (45 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 (177065) are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (259 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,037 degrees), Protective Services (220 degrees), Business (1,253 degrees), and History (45 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Elementary & secondary schools (751,543 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (505,867 people), Banking & related activities (498,290 people), Computer Systems Design (456,473 people), and Insurance carriers (443,582 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (177065) are Public Administration and Social Service (259 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,037 degrees), Protective Services (220 degrees), Business (1,253 degrees), and History (45 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 (177065).
Most Common
  1. 394 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 377 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 172 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia College (177065) was General Business with 394 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,507
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,847
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,507 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065), which is 0.816 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,847).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 537 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 1.3 times more than the 412 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 412 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia College (177065) in General Studies, which is 0.767 times less than the 537 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 22% of students graduating from Columbia College (177065) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia College (177065) is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.61% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,975 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    657 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    345 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (177065) is white (1,975 degrees awarded). There were 3.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (657 degrees).

2.06% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,062 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    913 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    403 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia College (177065) is white female (1,062 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (913 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at nearly $159M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.0426%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Columbia College (177065) had a total salary expenditure of $91.9M. Columbia College (177065) employs 23 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Columbia College (177065) are Male Associate professors (16), Female Professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 135 employees, Management, with 131 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$159M
2020 Endowment
6.09%
decline from 2019

Columbia College (177065) has an endowment valued at about $159M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia College (177065) declined 6.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $119M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.18M - Federal
  2. $126k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Columbia College (177065) received $2.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $126k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$45.2M
2020 Salaries
8.29%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Columbia College (177065) paid a median of $45.2M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($91.9M) and a 8.29% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.072% decline from 2018 and a 0.51% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.76M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2020, Columbia College (177065) paid a total of $4.76M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
135 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Associate professor with 23 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 135 employees; Management with 131 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (177065) was Male Associate professor with 16 employees, Female Professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia College (177065).

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