Columbia College Chicago Rankings

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In the World#1755 of 14178
In North America#539 of 2629
In the United States#490 of 2528
In Illinois#19 of 100
In Chicago#7 of 38

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
90%
Avg. cost to attend
$32,111 /y
Aid receiving
93%
Undergraduates
6,708
Graduates
239
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
colum.edu

Columbia College Chicago Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate90%86%92%
Applicants7,4302,7114,719
Admissions6,7032,3404,363
Freshmen enrolled full time1,7346861,048
Freshmen enrolled part time1486

32 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3547 (51%)
Hispanic1293 (19%)
Black or African American956 (14%)
Nonresident Alien375 (5%)
Two or more races335 (5%)
Asian258 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown161 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander11 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native6 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$32,111/year
Average aid awarded
$11,918
Students receiving aid
93%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$27,120
$30-48K$27,397
$48-75K$31,071
$75-110K$33,864
$110K+$34,148

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$26,610$1,174
Tuition in-state$26,610$1,174
Tuition out-of-state$26,610$1,174
Fee in-district$1,146$1,146
Fee in-state$1,146$1,146
Fee out-of-state$1,146$1,146

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,408
Combined charge for room and board$16,000

Columbia College Chicago Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Cinematography and Film & Video Production2711
Graphic Design90
Creative Writing5226
Music Management69
Photography588
Recording Arts Technology & Technician63
Retail Management63
Fine and Studio Arts Management4317
Radio and Television60
Acting563
Music, General56
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other49
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects47
Musical Theatre47
Game and Interactive Media Design47
Journalism396
Marketing & Marketing Management, General43
Fashion & Apparel Design42
Illustration41
Advertising31
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation28
Theatre & Theatre Arts Management27
Dance, General25
Public Relations & Image Management24
Interior Design22
Music, Other713
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology19
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other171
Fine & Studio Arts, General17
Movement Therapy and Movement Education17
Film & Cinema & Video Studies14
Commercial and Advertising Art11
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other10
Intermedia & Multimedia10
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General10
Early Childhood Education and Teaching9
Music Theory and Composition6
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management6
Photojournalism6
Acoustics5
Playwriting and Screenwriting5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General5
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other5
Computer Programming & Programmer, General4
Directing and Theatrical Production4
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia3
Music Technology3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Deaf Studies3
Documentary Production2
General Studies1
Communication, General1
Grand Total1,560111
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate50%50%50%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 27%

Publications & Citations

Publications
368
Citations
2,669

Publication count by topic

Psychology
65
Sociology
63
Computer science
43
Art
42
History
21
Engineering
17
Political science
17
Mathematics
14
Physics
13
Biology
11
Business
7
Economics
7
Philosophy
6
Geography
5
Medicine
5
Geology
3
Chemistry
2
Environmental science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art151525
Philosophy173919
History199214
Engineering2280778
Sociology2617134
Psychology2835757
Geology299263
Physics389456
Business398648
Economics450511
Computer science4557124
Political science46764
Biology4681183
Geography48178
Medicine4820109
Mathematics505826
Chemistry555327

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199013
1991010
199204
1993010
1994214
199536
199638
1997111
1998314
1999114
200056
2001237
2002330
2003547
2004362
2005455
2006857
20071292
2008798
200916111
201015110
201117108
201219138
201314167
201432132
201529178
201627173
201713186
201827130
201941156
202025207

General info

Founded1890
WikipediaColumbia College Chicago
MottoEsse Quam Videri
To be, rather than to seem
Colorsperiwinkle, gray, black, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May
Total FTE staff996
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address600 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois, 60605-1996
United States
City population2,722,000
Phone3123691000

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