Columbia College (Fairfax)

8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tel: (703)206-0508
254 students
Private for-profit
School Highlights:
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Columbia College (Fairfax) serves 254 students (85.04% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 46%.
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Columbia College (Fairfax) is one of 7 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
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The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner (2.26 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 166% over five years.
Columbia College (Fairfax) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 16 staff
61 staff
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Faculty (2009-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 16 7

Student Body

The student population of 254 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 57% over five years.
Total Enrollment 254 students 1,294 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Enrollment (2009-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
21:1
Columbia College (Fairfax) Student Staff (2009-2013)
# Full-Time Students 216 students
822 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Full-Time Students (2009-2013)
# Part-Time Students 38 students
1,025 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Part-Time Students (2011-2013)
Columbia College (Fairfax) Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
28%
2%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Asian (2009-2013)
% Hispanic
18%
7%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Hispanic (2010-2013)
% White
12%
57%
Columbia College (Fairfax) White (2011-2013)
% Non Resident races
42%
2%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Non Resident (2009-2013)
Columbia College (Fairfax) Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.42 0.53
Columbia College (Fairfax) Diversity Score (2009-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 61%
89%
Columbia College (Fairfax) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2009-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
Fairfax, VA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.6, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Fairfax, VA is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.