Columbia College (Fairfax)

8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
Fairfax, VA 22031
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 36:1.
  • 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 5 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 Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 13 staff 38 staff
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Faculty (2010-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 20 11

Student Body

  • The student population of 428 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 48:1 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 106% over five years.
Total Enrollment 428 students 1,443 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 36:1
Columbia College (Fairfax) Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students 380 students 596 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
# Part-Time Students 48 students 847 students
Columbia College (Fairfax) Part-Time Students (2012-2016)
Columbia College (Fairfax) Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
38%
6%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Asian (2010-2016)
% Hispanic
20%
8%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Hispanic (2011-2016)
% Black
1%
22%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Black (2011-2016)
% White
1%
57%
Columbia College (Fairfax) White (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
40%
1%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Non Resident (2010-2016)
Columbia College (Fairfax) Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.66 0.62
Columbia College (Fairfax) Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate
63%
30%
Columbia College (Fairfax) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2010-2015)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 87%
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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Stratford University
    Pivate, for profit
    2,849 students | 2.30 Mi7777 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church VA  22043
    7038218570
    2.302,849
  • 51,487 students | 2.90 Mi4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
    Annandale VA  22003
    (703)323-3000
    2.9051,487
  • Medtech Institute
    Pivate, for profit
    1,371 students | 4.60 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church VA  22042
    (703)237-6200
    4.601,371
  • 757 students | 9.70 Mi7300 Boston Blvd
    Springfield VA  22153
    (703)440-9535
    9.70757
  • 361 students | 11.10 Mi6101 Stevenson Avenue
    Alexandria VA  22304
    (703)212-7410
    11.10361
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