Columbia College (Fairfax)

8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tel: (703)206-0508
254 students
Private for-profit
School Highlights:
Columbia College (Fairfax) serves 254 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Columbia College (Fairfax) is one of 7 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner (2.3 miles away).

School Overview

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
59 staff
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Faculty (2009-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 16 7

Student Body

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from :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 grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
254 students
1,282 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Enrollment (2009-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
22:1
Columbia College (Fairfax) student staff (2009-2013)
# Full-Time Students
216 students
810 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Full-Time Students (2009-2013)
# Part-Time Students 38 students
1,017 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) 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
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • McLean Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner
    Private for-profit
    1761 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA 22102
    (703)556-8888
    2.3  Mi  |  195  students
  • Falls Church Stratford University
    Private, for profit
    7777 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    7038218570
    2.3  Mi  |  2849  students
  • Annandale Northern Virginia Community College
    Public
    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003
    (703)323-3000
    2.9  Mi  |  50059  students
  • Vienna Everest College-McLean
    Private for-profit
    8620 Westwood Center Dr.
    Vienna, VA 22182
    (703)288-3131
    3.7  Mi  |  239  students
  • Falls Church Medtech Institute
    Private for-profit
    6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)237-6200
    4.6  Mi  |  1295  students
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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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Fairfax, VA is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.