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 371 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 371 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • 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 200% over five years.
Columbia College
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
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
8

Student Body

The student population of Columbia College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The Columbia College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
371 students
2,050 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
363 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
8 students
1,243 students
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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.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
222 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
363 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% Asian
49%
7%
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% Hispanic
11%
12%
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% Black
3%
21%
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% White
21%
52%
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
% Non Resident races
9%
2%
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% Unknown races
7%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.70
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.62%
2.29%
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 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
71%
85%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$5,277
$11,000
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Columbia College often compared to?

Columbia Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Northern Virginia Community College by visitors of our site.

What is Columbia College's ranking?

Columbia College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Diversity in US community colleges and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 371 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • 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 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Virginia is American National University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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