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%.

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
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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 48:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment428 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:136:1
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# Full-Time Students380 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students48 students860 students
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% Asian
38%
6%
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% Hispanic
20%
8%
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% Black
1%
22%
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% White
1%
57%
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% Non Resident races
40%
1%
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Diversity Score0.660.62
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College Completion Rate
63%
30%
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Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$3,762$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Columbia College is Stratford University (2.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Stratford University
    Private, for profit
    2,849 students | 2.30 Mi7777 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church VA  22043
    (703) 821-8570
    2.302,849
  • Medtech Institute
    Private, for profit
    1,371 students | 5.80 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church VA  22042
    (703) 237-6200
    5.801,371
  • 51,487 students | 6.40 Mi4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
    Annandale VA  22003
    (703) 323-3000
    6.4051,487
  • 78 students | 12.60 Mi10500 georgia ave
    Silver Spring MD  20902
    (301) 649-4454
    12.6078
  • 25,517 students | 12.60 Mi51 Mannakee Street
    Rockville MD  20850
    (240) 567-5000
    12.6025,517
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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,550 per year for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,297 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. 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 0.65. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.