Columbia College Chicago Comparison

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Columbia College
Location Chicago, IL
Setting Large City
Enrollment 6,646
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


Columbia College
Tuition (In State) $29,270
Tuition (Out of State) $29,270
Room & Board $18,000
Avg Net Price $28,387
Avg Grant Aid $18,020
% Receiving Grant Aid 99%


Columbia College
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 7,701
Admitted 7,298
Acceptance Rate 94.8%Open
Enrolled % 22%Open
Avg High School GPA 3.41
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Unavailable
Applicant Competition
ACT Range
SAT Range
Submit Test Scores Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
Application Deadline Aug 1, 2024


Columbia College
Student to Faculty Ratio 15:1
Popular Majors
  • Visual and Performing Arts (63%)
  • Communication (12%)
  • Business (9%)
  • Communications Technology (6%)
  • English and Literature (5%)


Columbia College
Graduation Rate 41%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $37,300
Making Student Loan Payments 46%
Median Student Loan Debt $26,000
Median Loan Payment $268


Columbia College
% Men 40%
% Women 60%
Racial Diversity High
% White 55%
% Black 15%
% Hispanic 11%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 5%
% International 3%
% Unknown Race 7%


Columbia College
% In-State 57%
% Out-of-State 40%


Columbia College
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard