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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%.

Top Rankings

Columbia College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty39 staff129 staff
This chart display total faculty of Columbia College and community college average number of faculty in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Number of Programs Offered87
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

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 Enrollment364 students2,199 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:118:1
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# Full-Time Students345 students914 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Columbia College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Part-Time Students19 students1,285 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Columbia College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Columbia College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of VA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
18%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Columbia College and the percentage of Asian community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
13%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Columbia College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
2%
21%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbia College and the percentage of Black community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
39%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Columbia College and the percentage of White community college students in VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% 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.
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 Score0.730.67
This chart display the diversity score of Columbia College and the community college average diversity score of VA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
74%
33%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Columbia College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%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.
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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
    2,373 students | 2.30 Mi3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 539-6890
    2.302,373
  • 51,822 students | 6.40 Mi4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003
    (703) 323-3000
    6.4051,822
  • 78 students | 12.60 Mi10500 georgia ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    (301) 649-4454
    12.6078
  • 21,260 students | 12.60 Mi51 Mannakee Street
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (240) 567-5000
    12.6021,260
  • 327 students | 15.30 Mi8255 Shopper\'s Square
    Manassas, VA 20111
    (703) 334-2501
    15.30327
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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.