8620 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182
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  • 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 364 students (95% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 49%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 61%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Columbia College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 550% over five years.
Columbia College
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
39 staff
129 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
8
7

Student Body

The student population of Columbia College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Columbia College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
364 students
2,199 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
18:1
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# Full-Time Students
345 students
914 students
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# Part-Time Students
19 students
1,285 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Columbia College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
18%
7%
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% Hispanic
13%
12%
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% Black
2%
21%
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% White
39%
51%
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% Two or more races
n/a
5%
% Non Resident races
27%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Columbia College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbia College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.73
0.67
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College Completion Rate
74%
33%
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
84%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Columbia College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$4,662
$11,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Columbia College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
64%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 61%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,561 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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