Private 4 Year

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri

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Columbia College overview
Location Columbia, Missouri
Online ccis.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Columbia College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Columbia College, located in Columbia, Missouri, is a private, non-profit liberal arts institution founded in 1851. Nestled in a small city that serves as a quintessential college town, the campus boasts a classic collegiate aesthetic with historic buildings and modern facilities. The college?s history as a non-sectarian female institution known as Christian Female College, evolving to become coeducational in 1970, reflects a tradition of progressive transitions. Columbia College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and General Studies being some of the noteworthy majors. While the admissions process is considered to be moderately selective, the college provides an attentive academic environment. On-campus housing is available to accommodate students seeking a residential experience. The college does not emphasize athletics as a major part of its identity.

Columbia College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,410 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,636 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $24,326 plus fees of $0.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Columbia College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$480
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $8,670
Budget for Other Expenses$4,832
Total One Year Cost$38,308

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbia College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 42%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 29%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%
Psychology 7%
Human Services 4%

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