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Columbia College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbia, Missouri. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

89 Undergraduate Degrees
$22,012 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

Where Is Columbia College?

Location of Columbia College

Contact details for Columbia College Missouri are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216
Phone: 800-231-2391

How Do I Get Into Columbia College Missouri?

You can apply to Columbia College Missouri online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Columbia College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Columbia College?

$22,012 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Columbia College Missouri is $22,012. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Columbia College Missouri, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,362 a year. That adds up to $25,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbia College Missouri is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Columbia College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,620 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,387 undergraduate students at Columbia College Missouri, with 3,620 being full-time and 5,767 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Columbia College Missouri

There are also 526 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,620 full-time undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Columbia College Missouri

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Columbia College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Columbia College Missouri Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 725
Hispanic or Latino 275
White 2,127
International Students 180
Other Races/Ethnicities 269

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Columbia College. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 41 countries are represented at Columbia College Missouri. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Japan.

Online Learning at Columbia College

7,023 Took All Classes Online
9,177 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 23 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Columbia College Missouri. In 2017-2018, 9,177 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Columbia College Missouri has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 16th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Columbia College Missouri

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbia College was -6.3%. This is the #87 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Columbia College Missouri regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Columbia College Missouri majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 10%
Registered Nursing 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Columbia College Missouri ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Columbia College Missouri.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #45
Nursing #58

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Columbia College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 50 39 89
TOTAL 50 39 89


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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