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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia College Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
48% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Columbia College
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 37% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 47% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 50% 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. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Columbia College is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$34,700 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Columbia College
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $27,400 per year
after 7 years $30,500 per year
after 8 years $30,000 per year
after 9 years $34,600 per year
after 10 years $34,700 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Columbia College students who are working and no longer in school is $34,700, which is 1% 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
$25,264
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
73%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$261 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
43% vs. 47% national average

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217934 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College.