Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Columbia College are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Columbia College students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 25%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 30% more female students than male students enrolled at Columbia College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,242
Women 6,838

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Columbia College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 51% of the student body residing outside of Missouri or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 49%
Out of State 51%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,190 per year

52% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 75.9%
Part time Undergrads 39.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=177065 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College.