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Columbia College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Vienna, VA

Columbia College – Snapshot


Two-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 360

Average annual cost of attendance: $10,448

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $5,765

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Columbia College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $10,452

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $10,075

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $11,972

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is N/A

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is N/A


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Columbia College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Columbia College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 63%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 82%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): N/A

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): N/A

Columbia College Admissions

Columbia College Acceptance Rate: N/A


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: N/A to N/A

SAT Critical Reading: N/A to N/A

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Columbia College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Columbia College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 52%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 3%

Typical student debt: $5,765

Typical monthly loan payment: $61

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Scholarships for Students Residing in Virginia

Other Scholarships for Students Attending Columbia College

Majors at Columbia College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Columbia College:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 7%
  • Education – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 71%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 20%
  • Personal and Culinary Services – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Columbia College, visit their website.

Columbia College Diversity


Overall Composition at Columbia College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Columbia College full time:  96%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Columbia College part time:  4%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Columbia College:  89%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 44%

Black: 1%

Hispanic: 10%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 33%

Two or more races: 1%

Unknown: 0%

White: 11%

Columbia College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: N/A

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: N/A

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: N/A

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.