Overview

Applicants
724
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 535
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
475 - 565
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
135
with Terminal Degree
78

68
Women
67
Men
12
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
30%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

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


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

Notable Faculty


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
30%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

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
$4,473

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,518

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,554

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,515

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,690
Comprehensive Fee

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
832
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

5.15%
African-American
2.58%
Hispanic
74.48%
Caucasian
1.55%
Unknown
10.70%
International

59% female
41% male
13% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
39%
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

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

16% 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.