Columbia College (SC)

Women's NAIA
1 / 10
1,165 Undergrads / 1,276 Students
5 / 10
$18,359 Net Price
1 / 10
97% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Appalachian (AAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
54% / 60%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Columbia Missouri Area
  • Greater St. Louis Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Kansas City Missouri Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Orlando Florida Area
  • Springfield Missouri Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Syracuse New York Area
  • Jacksonville Florida Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Savannah Georgia Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
Where Grads Work
  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • Columbia College
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • United States Air Force
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans United Home Loans
  • United States Department of Defense
  • State of Missouri- Office of Administration
  • Marine Corps Recruiting
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • State Farm
  • AT&T
  • Shelter Insurance Companies
What Grads Do
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Sales
  • Business Development
  • Education
  • Military and Protective Services
  • Administrative
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Community and Social Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Support
  • Healthcare Services
  • Accounting
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
420 - 540
460 - 540
880 - 1080
16 - 22
16 - 21
17 - 21

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 410 - 530 for SAT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 817 3 814
% Admitted 97% 100% 97%
% Admits That Enroll 22% 100% 22%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.65
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (35%)
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (26%)
Education (10%)
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management (9%)
Business (9%)
Human Services, General (8%)
Business Administration and Management, General (7%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (6%)
Social Work (6%)
Psychology, General (5%)
Psychology (5%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
Communication & Journalism (4%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (3%)
Behavioral Sciences (3%)
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$19,890
Books & Supplies$1,258
Cost of Living$7,900
Personal Expenses$4,714
Sticker Price$33,762

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship100%$14,018
Federal Grants71%$5,811
Pell Grants69%$5,373
Other Federal20%$2,048
State & Local Grants86%$6,271
Institutional Grants98%$4,631
Student Loans89%$6,762
Federal Loans89%$6,475
Other Loans4%$7,929

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $19 Million $14,884

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $22,069.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $14,671 $235

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.3%

Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,042 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $34,600

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 6.95 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 54% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape - -
Fondling - -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 1 1
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with other professional programs
Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, higher part-time
Size and SettingFour-year, small, primarily residential

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