Columbia College (MO) campus

Overview

Applicants
616
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
400 - 748
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
465 - 683
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
132
with Terminal Degree
71

68
Women
64
Men
13
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Basic Skills

  • Second Language Learning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Administration

  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC, ROTC)

  • Military Science and Operational Studies

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking


Students Say

The key to Columbia’s success, and what draws students to it, is that “Columbia College doesn’t feel like an institution, it feels like a community.” This may be a mid-sized school, but it “has that small town feeling.” A major factor in that is in the educators, who “know their students by name” and who “really care about each student.” Professors here don’t just teach, they are “probably some of the most friendly and helpful people on campus.” Which is not to say students find the academic portion of their education lacking. Here, teachers teach “from experience and not just from a book. They have real life stories that make the classes so much better.” For students who struggle, professors “are willing to work with students individually,” and the focus of the academics is not merely to help you earn a good grade, but to ensure you are “learning about things that are going to be useful to you long-term.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Larry Williams
Sculptor, 1975 Olympic gold in racewalking

Jane Froman
Singer and humanitarian

Arliss Howard
Film and television actor

Sally Rand
Dancer; inventor of the Fan Dance

Vinnie Ream
Sculptor of A. Lincoln's statue in Congress

Artie Mason Carter
Founder of the Hollywood Bowl

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,342

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,063

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,691

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$79

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
14,591%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,342

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$19,386
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,315

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,995

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
895
Out of State
13%

International
12%
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

1.15%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.02%
Asian
5.47%
African-American
2.54%
Hispanic
83.84%
Caucasian
2.42%
Unknown
12.34%
International

55% female
45% male
13% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Students Say

They come from small towns to urban areas, “and even foreign exchange.” They come from a “good variety of backgrounds.” In short, “everyone's unique.” Unique, and more importantly, welcoming to others. “Almost everyone knows everyone by name” in part because students at Columbia are eager to know one another and “open to diversity.” None of this is to say there are not cliques – there are – but “we get along with every other group as well.” Indeed, as one student notes, those who attend “are generally friendly and accept people from all walks of life; no one is made to feel different.” Studious students (or which there are many) interact well with sports enthusiasts, clubs happily fraternize with one another no matter their interests, and you “cannot walk past anyone without someone saying hello.” The bottom line at Columbia is, “A typical student comes in shy the first morning and with the help of everyone, by the first night they are outgoing.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
81%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Theme Housing

Students Say

Being in a town with a Division 1 NCAA university means “there is always something to do in town.” Sports, restaurants, concerts, camping, sports, school clubs, study groups, festivals, and did we mention sports? On campus, “they always have activities for students to go to,” and off campus there are an array of options, even if only just hanging out downtown. There are parties to be found – the campus is technically dry, “but kids will always find a way around that” – yet it’s not a party campus. “If you don't drink or smoke, you'll fit it just fine.” Students not adept at making their own fun will find help from the school and their fellow students. “This school gives many opportunities to get involved,” from BBQ carnivals to intramural sports to charitable efforts and more. The one thing students should keep in mind is simple: “Complete slackers need-not-apply.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
54
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

15% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cougars)
4 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Women's Sports (Lady Cougars)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Horizons-Cougars Gay/Straight Alliance

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of MO - Columbia
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of MO - Columbia
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of MO - Columbia

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
59

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell computers

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Stephanie Johnson
Interim Director of Admissions

Address
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

Phone
573-875-7352


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Science Building-new in Fall 2013
The newly expanded Southwell Athletic Complex
Atkins-Holman Student Commons building
Stafford Library
Starbuck's coffee shop in new student commons building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Shakespeare's Pizza
Katy Trail
Ragtag Cinema
Heidelburg
Sparky's Ice Cream

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@ccis.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest regional airport is Columbia Regional Airport, 10 miles south of town. The nearest national airports are in St. Louis and Kansas City. There is also bus service to Columbia and Amtrak service to Jefferson City, which is 30 miles south of Columbia. Inside town, one may get around using taxis or the city bus line.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Columbia is 125 miles from both St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri on Interstate 70. Exit at the 126 mile marker and proceed south for approximately five blocks on Rangeline Street. Columbia College will be on the left when the street ends and "T"s into another street (Rogers Street).

Local Accommodations
Dozens of hotels from inexpensive to expensive all over town, the majority of which are close to our campus. Also a few bed/breakfast establishments in the area.