Columbia College Chicago

Acceptance Rate 95.64 %
Tuition & Fees $27,786
Student Population 6,769
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $12,540
Graduation Rate 51 %

Academic Overview

Columbia College Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a Master's College and University (medium programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $27,786 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 6,769 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 95.64% and the graduation rate is 51% last year.
The salary after graduation from Columbia College Chicago varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $39,200. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Columbia College Chicago's tuition & fees is $27,786. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees is $2,350.
2022 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Columbia College Chicago. The acceptance rate of Columbia College Chicago is 95.64% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 24.57%. The average graduation rate is 51% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $12,540 and 87% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 6,769 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Columbia College Chicago is 95.64 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Columbia College Chicago is 51 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Columbia College Chicago is 69 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Columbia College Chicago is 6,769
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Columbia College Chicago is 14 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $12,540 at Columbia College Chicago.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address600 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1996
Online Applicationwww.colum.edu/apply
Financial Aidhttps://www.colum.edu/columbia-central/index.html
Net Price Calculatorhttps://colum.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Veterans Tuitionwww.colum.edu/veterans/
Disability Servicestudents.colum.edu/ssd/index.php

Offered Degrees

Columbia College Chicago offers 71 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree550
Post Bachelor's Degree10
Master's Degree150

Special Learning Opportunities

Columbia College Chicago offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,222)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Columbia College Chicago has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges