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IPEDS ID: 177065
OPE ID: 00245600
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Columbia College
1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, Missouri 65216
General information:  (573) 875-8700
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,830 (16,940 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  38 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty68752
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$7,016$6,034$6,739$7,1155.6%
Books and supplies$856$880$936$1,0006.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,074$6,254$6,254$6,2540.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,720$7,464$7,368$6,728-8.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,330$21,580$22,237$21,833-1.8%
Off Campus$23,976$22,790$23,351$22,307-4.5%
Off Campus with Family$16,256$15,326$15,983$15,579-2.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • The fixed rate tuition program applies to full-time students attending the Day Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid175884%————
Grant or scholarship aid71479%$4,327,586$6,061
Federal grants62769%$2,868,002$4,574
Pell grants62769%$2,859,784$4,561
Other federal grants91%$8,218$913
State/local government grant or scholarships19521%$406,081$2,082
Institutional grants or scholarships13215%$1,053,503$7,981
Student loan aid61968%$3,964,188$6,404
Federal student loans61968%$3,865,501$6,245
Other student loans81%$98,687$12,336
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,12659%$54,164,586$5,349
Pell grants9,01052%$38,678,123$4,293
Federal student loans9,90157%$78,537,303$7,932
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$18,402$10,611$10,722
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2009-20102010-20112011-2012
$0 – $30,000$14,870$11,787$11,161
$30,001 – $48,000$16,058$11,583$11,162
$48,001 – $75,000$20,388$12,045$12,046
$75,001 – $110,000$21,831$10,525$11,450
$110,001 and more$19,840$8,348$11,551
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment17,830
Undergraduate enrollment16,940
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,731
Graduate enrollment890
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 60%
Part-time: 40%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 23%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 23%
25 and over: 77%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 52%
Out-of-state: 46%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 15%
Part-time: 85%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 55%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 35%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 69%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 28%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • Columbia College has open admissions to the Nationwide and Online Campuses only. Our admission standards are moderately selective for the other campuses. For more information on admissions requirements, please visit
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 46%
Part-time students: 32%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 24 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 43%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 28%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 37%
Female: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization-6d--
Category total-6d--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-19--
Category total-19--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-230d-20d
Business/Commerce, General214d320d169d-
Finance, General-67d--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-220d-24d
International Business/Trade/Commerce-18d--
Management Information Systems, General-51d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-61d-2d
Category total214d1,195d169d46d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other-0--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-5--
Category total-5--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General12d29d--
Computer Science-11--
Category total12d40d--
Curriculum and Instruction--48d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0d-
Category total--48d-
Category total0---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-12d--
Category total-12d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse69---
Category total690d--
History, General-65d--
Military History--0d-
Category total-65d0d-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration137d309d45d-
Fire Services Administration2d---
Forensic Science and Technology-9--
Category total139d318d45d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies861d482d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies141d---
Category total1,002d482d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-5--
Category total-5--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-32--
Category total-32--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-2--
Environmental Studies8d1--
Category total8d3--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-3d-0d
Category total-3d-0d
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-1--
Category total-3--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-7--
Category total-7--
Psychology, General-289d--
Category total-289d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General139d169d--
Public Administration-0d--
Category total139d169d--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-5d--
Category total-43d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-4--
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics-0--
Graphic Design-12--
Category total-23--
Grand total1,5832,71926246
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined1918
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1918 - 1/1/1919Terminated
1/1/1923 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs11/1/1995 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate11.6%11.6%
Number in default431376
Number in repayment3,6963,231
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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