Columbia College Chicago: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Columbia College Chicago is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 10,785 students enrolled. This college was established in 1890 and is one of the 81 schools located in Chicago, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
37
1-year certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, and master's degree are available at Columbia College Chicago.

Columbia College Chicago deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 37 majors. The most popular concentrations are Art, Film and Acting, Music, Communication and Journalism, and Marketing and Advertising. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
63%
The rate of student retention at Columbia College Chicago is relatively low at 63% (below Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Columbia College Chicago is low - 37%.

Student to faculty ratio at Columbia College Chicago is good: 10:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$21,800
Average tuition price is high, around $21,200 per academic year. The additional fees at Columbia College Chicago beyond tuition are approximately $600, which comes to a total of $21,800 a year.

Read the details about Columbia College Chicago additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Columbia College Chicago is $35.00. The graduate application fee is $55.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Columbia College Chicago and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (312) 663-1600 or check Columbia College Chicago Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D-
Columbia College Chicago provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Columbia College Chicago, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Columbia College Chicago provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 2,600 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity.

Based on the college crime data, Columbia College Chicago appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Columbia College Chicago Location and Maps



Post Address: Columbia College Chicago, 600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996, USA
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