Columbia College (479248)

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2020 Average Net Price
$10,766
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
185
96.8% Full-Time

About

Columbia College (479248) is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2020, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Columbia College (479248) were General English Language & Literature (48 degrees awarded) and General Cosmetology (2 degrees).

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (479248). 72.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (17 degrees), 1.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,766.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Columbia College (479248) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$10,766
2020 Value
13.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia College (479248) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,766. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia College (479248) grew by 13.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (479248) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.9% with respect to 2019, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Columbia College (479248) (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia College (479248) was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 30 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 (479248) had a total enrollment of 185 students in 2020. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (479248) is 179 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 96.8% of students enrolled at Columbia College (479248) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (479248), both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.1% Asian, 35.1% White, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.541% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (479248) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.6%), followed by Asian Female (22.3%) and Asian Male (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (479248) in 2020, both undergraduate and graduate, is 185 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (479248) is 179 and the part-time enrollment is 6.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 (479248) was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Columbia College (479248) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. Asian
    65 enrolled students
  2. White
    65 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (479248) is 35.1% Asian, 35.1% White, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.541% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 23 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (479248). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia College (479248) is white (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Columbia College (479248) is General English Language & Literature (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Cosmetology (2 degrees).

In 2020,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia College (479248), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) in 2020 are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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 (479248) are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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 (479248) are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (479248) are English (48 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (2 degrees), and Health (1 degrees) (as of 2020).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Columbia College (479248).
Most Common (2019)
  1. 134 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded

In 2019, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Columbia College (479248) was General English Language & Literature with 134 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

14
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
37
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (479248), which is 0.378 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (37).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (479248) in General English Language & Literature, which is 0.371 times less than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (479248) in General English Language & Literature, which is 2.69 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Columbia College (479248) is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    17 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (479248) is white (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

5.88% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2020)
  1. White Female
    14 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia College (479248) is white female (14 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (10 degrees).

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Operations

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (479248) is Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$763k
2020 Salaries
133%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Columbia College (479248) paid a median of $763k in salaries, a 133% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Occupations by Share

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (479248) was Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2 employees.

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