Columbia College (Fairfax)

8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
Fairfax, VA 22031-0000
Tel: (703)206-0508
School Highlights
  • Columbia College (Fairfax) serves 428 students (89% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Columbia College (Fairfax) is one of 4 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Stratford University (2.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 116% over five years.
Columbia College (Fairfax)(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty13 staff45 staff
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Faculty (2010-2016)
Number of Programs Offered2011

Student Body

  • The student population of 428 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
Total Enrollment428 students1,577 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:137:1
Columbia College (Fairfax) Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students380 students717 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
# Part-Time Students48 students860 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Part-Time Students (2012-2016)
Columbia College (Fairfax) Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Columbia College (Fairfax) Asian (2010-2016)
% Hispanic
Columbia College (Fairfax) Hispanic (2011-2016)
% Black
Columbia College (Fairfax) Black (2011-2016)
% White
Columbia College (Fairfax) White (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Columbia College (Fairfax) Non Resident (2010-2016)
Columbia College (Fairfax) Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.62
Columbia College (Fairfax) Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate
Columbia College (Fairfax) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2010-2015)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%78%
    Columbia College (Fairfax) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2010-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$3,762$11,000
    Columbia College (Fairfax) Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,500
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    Nearby Schools

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    • Stratford University
      Private, for profit
      2,849 students | 2.30 Mi7777 Leesburg Pike
      Falls Church VA  22043
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      Annandale VA  22003
    • Medtech Institute
      Private, for profit
      1,371 students | 4.60 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
      Falls Church VA  22042
    • 361 students | 11.10 Mi6101 Stevenson Avenue
      Alexandria VA  22304
    • 327 students | 13.90 Mi8255 Shopper\'s Square
      Manassas VA  20111
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    For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,996 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

    Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.