Columbia College (112561)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,276
6.69% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,276
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
2,349
35.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.3%
53 Graduates

About

Columbia College (112561) is a higher education institution located in Tuolumne County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbia College (112561) were Liberal Arts & Sciences (61 degrees awarded), General Health Services (43 degrees), and General Psychology (27 degrees).

In 2022, 425 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia College (112561). 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (306 degrees), 4.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (112561) is $1,276, which is $−6,836 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbia College (112561) is $1,276, which is $−6,836 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,276.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Columbia College (112561) received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,276
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbia College (112561) was $1,276. The cost of tuition at Columbia College (112561) is $−6,836 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,276
2022 Value
13.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia College (112561) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,276. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia College (112561) grew by 13.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,254
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia College (112561) was of $17,254 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.07% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

53% of undergraduate students at Columbia College (112561) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.64% with respect to 2021, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Columbia College (112561) had a total enrollment of 2,349 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (112561) is 834 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,515. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Columbia College (112561) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (112561), both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.8% White, 22.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Black or African American, 1.92% Asian, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.255% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0851% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Columbia College (112561) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia College (112561) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,349 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia College (112561) is 834 and the part-time enrollment is 1,515. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Columbia College (112561) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbia College (112561) was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Columbia College (112561) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,640 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    527 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    58 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia College (112561) is 69.8% White, 22.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Black or African American, 1.92% Asian, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.255% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0851% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 32 students (1.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 33 more women than men received degrees from Columbia College (112561). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia College (112561) is white (306 degrees awarded). There were 4.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbia College (112561) is Liberal Arts & Sciences (61 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (43 degrees) and General Psychology (27 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia College (112561), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (42 degrees), and Communication Technologies (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (112561) are Elementary & middle school teachers (217,153 people), Other managers (164,744 people), Police officers (147,784 people), Social workers, all other (130,812 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (92,064 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (112561) in 2022 are Human Sciences (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (42 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (105 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (112561) are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (112561) are Human Sciences (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (42 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (105 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia College (112561) are Elementary & secondary schools (565,462 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (380,956 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (234,279 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (230,328 people), and Outpatient care centers (179,365 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia College (112561) are Human Sciences (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (42 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (105 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Columbia College (112561).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 61 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Columbia College (112561) was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 61 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

196
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
229
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (112561), which is 0.856 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (229).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (112561) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.582 times less than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia College (112561) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.72 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from Columbia College (112561) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (34.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbia College (112561) is Male and White (34.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    306 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia College (112561) is white (306 degrees awarded). There were 4.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

2.35% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    176 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia College (112561) is white female (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (130 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia College (112561) employs 51 Instructors. Most academics at Columbia College (112561) are Male Instructor (29), and Female Instructor (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (112561) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.25M - Federal
  2. $4.39M - State
  3. $103k - Local

As of 2022, Columbia College (112561) received $2.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.39M from state grants and contracts, and $103k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.6M
2022 Salaries
7.43%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbia College (112561) paid a median of $13.6M in salaries, a 7.43% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.34M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia College (112561) paid a total of $5.34M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia College (112561) was Instructor with 51 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia College (112561) were Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees, Management with 21 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia College (112561) was Male Instructor with 29 employees, and Female Instructor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia College (112561).

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