87%

Acceptance Rate

$11,290

Avg.Financial Aid

001665

FAFSA Code

About Columbia College Chicago

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

6,825

Website

www.colum.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Columbia College Chicago is a private university located in Chicago, Illinois. Interestingly, Columbia College Chicago has an ethnically diverse student population. At CCC around 51% are white, 19% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 14% are Black or African American. And, at the university, around 91% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Janusz Kamiński, Mauro Fiore, Genndy Tartakovsky, and Lena Waithe. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. CCC offers a total of 112 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

600 South Michigan

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3126631600
Fax:
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

87%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 1 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at CCC, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $50. It can be concluded that scoring high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT is not an important criterion for Columbia College Chicago, as the average SAT or ACT score of students is not available publicly. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996, or call (312) 369-1000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$31,269

Average Annual Cost

$26,090

Books And Supplies

$1,600

Other Fees

$1,086

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,012

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,856

Total One Year Cost

$45,644

Before applying to CCC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $48,212. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($27,756), books and supplies ($1,600), room and boarding ($16,000), and budget for other expenses ($2,856). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

68%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

36%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$11

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

410 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

242 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

179 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

172 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

118 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

101 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

82 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

78 Graduates

Music

76 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

73 Graduates

Journalism

55 Graduates

Graphic Communications

50 Graduates

Marketing

50 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

48 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

33 Graduates

Dance

20 Graduates

Physics

14 Graduates

American Sign Language

13 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

13 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

9 Graduates

Computer Programming

6 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

6 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,568

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

35%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

54% White

3% Unknown

13% Black

16% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

50%

Out Of State

46%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,556 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 74% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

74%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Renegades

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

14

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $16,000 per year. Columbia College Chicago offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 42% male and 58% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$26,900/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$34,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$21,500

$28,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$223 - 291

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

85%

Average Aid Per Year

$11,290

Students Receiving Federal Grants

35%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,762

Students Receiving State Aid

19%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,299

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

84%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,560

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$15,393

$30K - $48K

$14,317

$48K - $75K

$11,192

$75K - $110K

$8,861

> $110K

$8,260

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,330,017

In case the students at Columbia College Chicago face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,750, whereas the financial aid is $9,097. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,491, while the institutional aid is $9,097. The non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Columbia College Chicago amount to $2,330,017 per annum.

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