Private 4 Year

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Columbia College Chicago overview
Location Chicago, Illinois
Online colum.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Columbia College Chicago overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Chicago, Illinois, Columbia College Chicago is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. Columbia College Chicago has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  6,322 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 414 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $26,610 plus fees of $1,176.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Columbia College Chicago
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$1,176
Room and Board $16,456
Budget for Other Expenses$2,856
Total One Year Cost$48,698

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbia College Chicago students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 63%
Communication 12%
Business 9%
Communications Technology 6%
English and Literature 5%

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