Columbia College (Fairfax)

8300 Merrifield Ave 3F, Fairfax
VA, 22031
Tel: (703)206-0508
430 students
Private for-profit

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School Highlights:
Columbia College (Fairfax) serves 430 students (93% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Columbia College (Fairfax) is one of 8 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner (2.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has stayed relatively flat 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

Student Body

The student population of 430 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 69:1 has increased from :1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
430 students
1,287 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Enrollment (2009-2012)
# Full-Time Students
402 students
832 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Full-Time Students (2009-2012)
# Part-Time Students 28 students
1,021 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Part-Time Students (2011-2012)
Columbia College (Fairfax) sch enrollment Columbia College (Fairfax) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Columbia College (Fairfax) Asian (2010-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Columbia College (Fairfax) Hispanic (2010-2012)
% Black
Columbia College (Fairfax) Black (2010-2012)
% White
Columbia College (Fairfax) White (2011-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Columbia College (Fairfax) sch ethnicity Columbia College (Fairfax) sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Columbia College (Fairfax) Diversity Score (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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