Columbia College Chicago

600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL

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Columbia College Chicago provides a variety of degree programs for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Chicago, Illinois and operated as a private institution. Approximately twelve thousand students are enrolled per year at Columbia College Chicago.

Areas of study offered at Columbia College Chicago include:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Communication Technology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

The school has an open enrollment policy, admitting any applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be needed for certain programs.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $23,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's tuition calculator to identify their cost of attendance. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Columbia College Chicago accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Columbia College Chicago has a total student population of about 9,000, where graduate students make up roughly 20% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $24,000-$28,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $820 to $980 per unit
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $16,000
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$10,826
Receiving Student Loans71%$8,092

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Columbia College Chicago may provide services including:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Columbia College Chicago is approximately 41%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years32%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Physical Sciences

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Columbia College Chicago for official up-to-date information.

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