Columbia College (Fairfax)

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 4 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Columbia College (Fairfax) is Stratford University (2.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Columbia College (Fairfax) places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Columbia College (Fairfax)(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty13 staff45 staff
Number of Programs Offered2011

Student Body

  • The student population of Columbia College (Fairfax) has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Columbia College (Fairfax) diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has declined by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment428 students1,577 students
Student:Teacher Ratio33:136:1
# Full-Time Students380 students717 students
# Part-Time Students48 students860 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Non Resident races
Diversity Score0.660.62
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2016)100%78%
    Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$3,762$10,502
    Median Debt for Dropouts--
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    Nearby Schools

    • The nearest community college to Columbia College (Fairfax) is Stratford University (2.2 miles away).
    • College Location Mi. Students
    • Stratford University
      Private, for profit
      2,849 students | 2.20 Mi7777 Leesburg Pike
      Falls Church VA  22043
    • 51,487 students | 2.90 Mi4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
      Annandale VA  22003
    • Medtech Institute
      Private, for profit
      1,371 students | 3.30 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
      Falls Church VA  22042
    • 327 students | 13.80 Mi8255 Shopper\'s Square
      Manassas VA  20111
    • 78 students | 14.30 Mi10500 georgia ave
      Silver Spring MD  20902
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