Columbia College

Columbia, MO 65216
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Columbia College is one of the fifty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Missouri. The campus is located in an urban area, in Columbia.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 13,492 students attend the school. Every year 26% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students13,492
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1923 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/1995 - 06/30/2008
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $55

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$288/credit
In State Students$288/credit
Out of State Students$288/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$410/credit
In State Students$410/credit
Out of State Students$410/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,960 $12,960 $12,960
ADN 70 $20,160 $20,160 $20,160
BSN 125 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
FNP 50 $20,500 $20,500 $20,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Columbia College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,245
Other Federal Grant 5% $515
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,965
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 49% $11,348
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,799
Private Loans 3% $8,961


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$26,245
$30,001 to $48,000$24,851
$48,001 to $75,000$24,934
$75,001 to $110,000$23,727
Over $110,000$20,539

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Columbia College
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

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