• Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, Missouri 65216

  • Phone Number: (800) 231-2391

  • Website: https://www.ccis.edu/

About

Columbia College is a private not-for-profit institution and is headquartered at Columbia, Missouri. It was established in the year 1851 and has now served the student community for over 160 years. The small classes, experienced faculty, and top quality educational programs are what sets apart this coeducational liberal arts and sciences college.

The college was originally named as 'Christian Female College' and later in 1970, changed its name to Columbia College when it transitioned into a four-year coeducational institution. The college also holds a mutually beneficial Christian religious affiliation.

  • Total student population at the college is 16,413. This consists of 6,481 full-time students and 9,932 part-time enrollments.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 33:1.

  • Columbia College acceptance rate is 52%.

  • The address of the college is 1001 Rogers Street, Missouri 65216.

  • The college also has branches at San Diego, Denver, Orlando, Kansas City, Fort Drum, Fort Worth and Salt Lake City.

  • The total graduation rate of college is 31%.

  • Columbia College accreditation - The college is regionally accredited and recognized by the Higher Learning Commission. 

Columbia College Online

  • The college offers 57 online programs across 16 disciplines including Business Management, Education, Public Administration, Literature, History, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Political Science, Human Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, Arts, and Environmental Science programs.

  • The online program at the college offers flexible course timings and self-paced learning opportunities at affordable rates.

  • The online learning environment at the college is designed through a learning management system called 'Desire2Learn' (D2L).

  • Online students can take classes at their own pace but must meet weekly assignment deadlines and attend group discussions as per the timetable.

  • The online portal exhibits a dashboard through which students can access academic content, participate in discussions, take up quizzes, check grades and go through other relevant information about the progress of their respective classes.


Columbia College Reviews

  • The professors are generous and very keen to help the students. The people are very friendly and the whole campus has a welcoming feel to it. One feels a sense of belonging as soon as one enters the campus most probably due to the small class sizes and the friendly nature of the peers.

  • There are many intermediate steps that the professors are happy to take ensuring that each student submits the assignments and projects on time and also understands what is being taught.

  • The syllabus is exhaustive but the staff is extremely skilled at getting it through to the students. Every professor has a vested interest in the students’ success and is easy to approach and clarify doubts.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Columbia, Missouri

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002456

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Religious Affiliation

Christian

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.ccis.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Campus Life

  • 'Columbia Cougars' is the official Columbia College athletics team. The sports activities engaged at the college includes Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, and other track and field events.  

  • The infrastructural facilities for sports and games provided at the college are Antimi Softball Complex, Columbia Country Club, Game Hut, R. Marvin Owens Field, Southwell Complex, The Gene and Fran Koepke Fitness Center, The Southy Building and Cougar Baseball Field.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 33: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 57 % Part Time: 41 %
Total Population 16,413
Student Population Full Time: 6,481 Part Time: 9,932
Gender Division Male: 42 % Female: 58 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 25 %

The College Monk

Female: 35 %

Total Graduation Rate: 31 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Columbia College offers 61 online programs across 16 Majors

Business Management

Offering 33 programs accross 4 degrees

Education

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 7 programs accross 4 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $55

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial assistance is provided to students by the college. The college provides financial support for payment of fees and meeting other educational expenses for students in need. These aids are provided in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. The students who wish to avail these provisions are required to fill in the FAFSA form. Columbia College federal school code is 002456. The financial aids provided by the college are mentioned below. 

  • Federal Aids such as Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant are provided for the Undergraduate programs. Federal loans provided include Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized loans, and Direct PLUS loan. Federal work-study opportunity is also provided.

  • Institutional Aid is provided in the form of Dean’s Excellence Scholarship, Founder’s Achievement Scholarship, 1851 Collegiate Scholarship, and Trustee Recognition Scholarship.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program is provided as Military Aids.

  • State Aids include Access Missouri, Bright Flight Scholarship and Missouri Minority Teacher Scholarship.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,245 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $515 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,561 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,561 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loan $5,561 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,561 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Dean's Excellence Scholarship $11,348 Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Merit-based. Varies
Founder's Achievement Scholarship $11,348 Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Merit-based. Varies
1851 Collegiate Scholarship $11,348 Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Merit-based. Varies
Trustee Recognition Scholarship $11,348 Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Merit-based. Varies

Data Source: https://www.ccis.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $3,005 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $3,005 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance program $1,587 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://www.ccis.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Access Missouri $1,965 Minimum GPA of 2.5. Varies
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Bright Flight Scholarship $1,965 Minimum GPA of 2.5. Varies
Missouri Minority Teacher Scholarship $1,965 Based on the ACT\ SAT scores. June 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.ccis.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $29,364
$30,001 - $48,000 $27,450
$48,001 - $75,000 $26,008
$75,001 - $110,000 $26,065
Over $110,000 $26,124

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 53% $3,512
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 76% $7,053
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $3,767
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 27% $10,424
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $6,052
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $5,561
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 27,020
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 3,142 $3,976
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 2,987 $4,012
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 155 $3,275

Data Source: https://www.ccis.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The college houses the Stafford Library. The library was built in 1989 and presently has a collection of over 80,000 titles. Stafford Library's membership in the MOBIUS Consortium allows the students to access millions of books in libraries across the state of Missouri.

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