Columbia College (455983)

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2022 Average Net Price
$8,897
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
182
98.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61%
246 Graduates

About

Columbia College (455983) is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbia College (455983) were General English Language & Literature (20 degrees awarded), Dental Laboratory Technology (10 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (6 degrees).

In 2022, 116 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (455983). 78.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (33 degrees), 4.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,897.

In 2022, 42% of undergraduate students attending Columbia College (455983) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$8,897
2022 Value
23.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia College (455983) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,897. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia College (455983) grew by 23.1%.

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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

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (455983) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 26.3% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Columbia College (455983) (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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 (455983) 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 (455983) had a total enrollment of 182 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (455983) is 180 students and the part-time enrollment is 2. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (455983), both undergraduate and graduate, is 25.3% Asian, 9.89% White, 3.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.65% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (17.8%), followed by White Female (8.33%) and Asian Male (7.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (455983) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 182 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (455983) is 180 and the part-time enrollment is 2. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Columbia College (455983) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
2022 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 (455983) was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Columbia College (455983) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    46 enrolled students
  2. White
    18 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (455983) is 25.3% Asian, 9.89% White, 3.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.65% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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 2022, 66 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (455983). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia College (455983) is asian (33 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbia College (455983) is General English Language & Literature (20 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Laboratory Technology (10 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (6 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia College (455983), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (20 degrees awarded), Health (73 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (10 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 (455983) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,657,750 people), Registered nurses (1,453,720 people), Software developers (566,693 people), Secondary school teachers (510,381 people), and Education administrators (297,154 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) in 2022 are English (20 degrees awarded), Health (73 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (10 degrees), Education (6 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (455983) are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (20 degrees awarded), Health (73 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (10 degrees), Education (6 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (455983) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,065,121 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,659,846 people), Computer Systems Design (659,301 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (517,585 people), and Outpatient care centers (300,124 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (455983) are English (20 degrees awarded), Health (73 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (10 degrees), Education (6 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (455983).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Columbia College (455983) was General English Language & Literature with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from associates degree programs at Columbia College (455983) according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

25
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
91
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (455983), which is 0.275 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (91).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (455983) in General English Language & Literature, which is 0.538 times less than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (455983) in Massage Therapy, which is 10.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Columbia College (455983) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (78.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbia College (455983) is Male and Hispanic or Latino (78.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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.

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, 2.44% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    33 degrees awarded
  2. White
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (455983) is asian (33 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (8 degrees).

0.862% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    29 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia College (455983) is asian female (29 degrees awarded). There were 4.14 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (7 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (455983) employs 1 Instructors. Most academics at Columbia College (455983) are Female Instructor (1), and Male Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.84M
2022 Salaries
25.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbia College (455983) paid a median of $1.84M in salaries, a 25.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$54.3k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia College (455983) paid a total of $54.3k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 2.96% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
1 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) was Instructor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) were Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees, Management with 14 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (455983) was Female Instructor with 1 employees, and Male Instructor with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia College (455983).

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