Columbia College Chicago: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Columbia College Chicago is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 8,965 students enrolled. This college was established in 1890 and is one of the 74 schools located in Chicago, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
56
Fair
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 56 majors. The most popular concentrations are Film and Acting, Music, Art, Broadcasting, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
69%
Fair
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.

The rate of student retention at Columbia College Chicago is relatively low at 69% (close to Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Columbia College Chicago is low - 42%.

Student to faculty ratio at Columbia College Chicago is pretty good: 12:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$24,500
High
Average tuition price is high, around $23,700 per academic year. The additional fees at Columbia College Chicago beyond tuition are approximately $800, which comes to a total of $24,500 a year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
88%
As reported in recent data, 8,391 applications were submitted and 7,389 were accepted; so it is easy to be accepted at this school.

The college might accept 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) for admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
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 enrolling 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-
Unsafe
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 roughly 2,700 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity.

Based on the college crime data, Columbia College Chicago seems 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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