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Columbia is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1851 as a women's college, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 29-acre campus is located in Columbia.

Website: www.ccis.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,023
Undergraduate
Students
(56.3%) 576 Women
(43.7%) 447 Men
129
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
48% of 1,796 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
470-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-617 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$37,522
Tuition and Fees
$23,498
Room and Board
$8,400
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$19,062
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,159
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
74
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 45% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Columbia Population
115,276
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis and Kansas City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
4.1% Hispanic/Latino
6.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.8% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
6.4% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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