Columbia College in Columbia

Columbia, SC

(Rating 2.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Columbia College offers 121-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 5 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 79%. The most popular test is SAT - 76% of students submitted it in comparison to 65% of students who submitted ACT. 20.6% are women, and 79.4% are men. 1% percents of international students. Columbia College is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Columbia College is 16745$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $33351 and $40198 per year. 45% of full-time Columbia College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $32,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Columbia College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$16,745
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Columbia College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,889
$30,001 - $48,000$16,099
$48,001 - $75,000$16,670
$75,001 - $110,000$19,249
$110,001+$24,956

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 3700

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    12%

    Types of financial aids

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    902 of Columbia College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Columbia College number 33 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

    Students at Columbia College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $32,400

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Columbia College.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    45%
    BELOW AVERAGE

    Columbia College graduation rate is below the national average.

    45% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Columbia College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    3 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Recommendations
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      79%

      In comparison to National Average

      Columbia College acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 13%.

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      79%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Columbia College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.

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      79%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      41%

      Total

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      41%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      76%

      Part-time retention rate

      0%

      The Columbia College full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Columbia College students submitting SAT scores

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      76%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      840 - 1070

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 430 - 550
      Math: 410 - 520
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Columbia College students submitting ACT scores

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      65%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      18 - 24

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 17 - 25
      Math: 16 - 23
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Columbia College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      13:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      15
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      1%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Columbia College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Columbia College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 11600 Columbia College Dr address in Sonora, California.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is one of the smallest campuses of Columbia College with 0.08% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

      The percentage of crimes on Columbia College (Main Campus) @ Columbia

      The campus located by 1001 Rogers address in Columbia, Missouri.

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      Columbia College (Main Campus) @ Columbia in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is one of the largest campuses of Columbia College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Columbia College (Main Campus) @ Columbia are forcible sex offense, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

      The percentage of crimes on Columbia College @ Denver

      The campus located by 6892 S. Yosemite Ct. Suite 3-100 address in Denver, Colorado.

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      Columbia College @ Denver in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is one of the largest campuses of Columbia College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Columbia College @ Denver is burglary.

      The percentage of crimes on Columbia College @ Rolla

      The campus located by 550 Blue's Lake Parkway address in Rolla, Missouri.

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      Columbia College @ Rolla in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is one of the largest campuses of Columbia College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Columbia College @ Rolla is burglary.

      The percentage of crimes on Columbia College

      The campus located by 1301 Columbia College Dr address in Columbia, South Carolina.

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      Columbia College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the smallest campus of Columbia College with 0.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Columbia College are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Columbia College offers 121 programs in total: 111 are for Bachelor's degree and 10 are Master's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state. Columbia College is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers a Master's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 3 distance education programs that are provided in the Columbia College: 3 are for Bachelor's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.

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      Columbia College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1134 students with 34010 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 151 with 3633 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Columbia College

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      I graduated with an Accounting degree from here. The education is okay and their online program is extremely flexible. Downside is the admin. They claim to help military and spouses but I never once received discounted tuition or a tuition-free course (excuse- they didn't know how to put it in the system.) Also- I have a finance minor that they refuse to put on my transcript. My academic advisor did not let me know that I had the minor and when asked they couldn't look up who my advisor is. I was screwed out of almost a grand and a minor that they will not appeal from errors on their end. Advice- Don't waste your time! I am frustrated with their claim to be so "military friendly" and then screw them over later.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      An excellent school offering a wide variety of degrees at the Associates, Bachelors and Masters level!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      This institution is horribly ran, and should be revamped from top to bottom. I have nothing positive to say about it from the teaching staff, to the enrollment counselors, to the unprofessionalism and lack of answers of faculty and staff. Biggest waste of time and money I've ever had.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I'm AD military and work 50+ hrs a week on shift hrs. I was a bit hesitant to begin college again, but the experience so far has actually been really good, albeit time consuming. The enrollment/beginning wasn't bad or difficult, and the academic advisor was there to guide me through everything. I'm limited to online courses, and it's been much more taxing, and time extensive than any brick-mortar course I've taken. The course makes up for its lack of in-class time with regularly assigned papers (2-3x 2-4 pages each weekly + discussions plus midterm + final). I've never seen so many paper assignments in any brick-mortar environment, so if your anticipating a easier online education, your probably wrong. The instructor is responsive, and so far the course has been rewarding, and challenging.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Where do I start. I enrolled and thought I was going to a great college. It's not the worst but definitely not the best. When I started I never received credit for having an associates degree, which they knew I had. I mentioned this to my advisor and nothing was done. I ended up taking extra classes that should have been counted and transferred. I finally received credit for it like a year or so afterwards. A lot of help that's going to do if I already was forced to take the classes. Let's not get on Melissa Jusino. All she does is texts the whole time you are trying to register or ask questions. I called her for a week straight with no response. Not to mention she tried to register me for classes I didn't need. I had to tell her that I didn't need those classes. Maybe if she wasn't texting, she would've known what was going on. I was told by my previous college to go here since they had a new agreement. Big mistakes I should've went to the start university that would've took all of my credits. They definitely had me fooled. They put on a good show until it's time to get credits for any transfers. They want the money at the end of the day. I don't mind paying because I'm receiving an education but I do mind having to repeat classes or not receiving the proper credit for classes because they dropped the ball. It's crazy because I literally just told a friend to go here and I had to text him back and say please don't.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 1301 Columbia College Dr

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: United Methodist

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +8037863012

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: columbiasc.edu

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