Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
42% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Columbia College Chicago
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 29% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 39% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 41% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Columbia College Chicago. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Columbia College Chicago is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,300 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Columbia College Chicago
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $28,600 per year
after 7 years $30,300 per year
after 8 years $33,400 per year
after 9 years $33,900 per year
after 10 years $37,300 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Columbia College Chicago students who are working and no longer in school is $37,300, which is 9% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$26,000
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
69%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$268 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
46% vs. 47% national average

If you are having trouble affording your Columbia College-Chicago student loan debt, explore your options.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144281 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College Chicago.