Columbia College

  • Challege to succeed with Columbia College!
  • Columbia College in the Washington D.C. area has three campuses; in Vienna, Centreville, VA, and Silver Spring, MD. The school boasts in strong Vocaational English as a Second Language program. After completing the English Program, students often matriculate at the College for the vocational, practical program such as Cosmetology, Dental Lab Technology, Culinary Arts, Massage Therapy, Business Administration, Computer Science, Technical and Business English, and Teaching English to Early Childhood.
School Highlights
  • Columbia College serves 428 students (89% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 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 is one of 4 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Columbia College is Stratford University (2.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 207% over five years.
Columbia College(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty40 staff45 staff
Number of Programs Offered2011

Student Body

  • The student population of Columbia College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
  • The Columbia College 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 Ratio11:136:1
# 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

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