Columbia College Chicago

Acceptance Rate 90 %
Tuition & Fees $27,756
Student Population 6,825
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $10,012
Graduation Rate 50 %

Academic Overview

Columbia College Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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 2020 tuition & fees are $27,756 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 6,825 students are enrolled in. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 90% and the graduation rate is 50% 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.

2020 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2019-2020, tuition and fees of Columbia College Chicago are $27,756. For graduate schools, its 2020 tuition and fees are $2,320 on average.
Columbia College Chicago 2020 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2020 key academic statistics at Columbia College Chicago. The acceptance rate of Columbia College Chicago is 90% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 26%. The average graduation rate is 50% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $10,012 and 74% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 6,825 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
[Chart] Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Columbia College Chicago is 90 %.
Graduation Rate for Columbia College Chicago is 50 %
Retention Rate for Columbia College Chicago is 68 %
Student Population for Columbia College Chicago is 6,825
Student to Faculty Rate for Columbia College Chicago is 13 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $10,012 at Columbia College Chicago.

Offered Degrees

Columbia College Chicago offers 74 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 Degree560
Post Bachelor's Degree20
Master's Degree160

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