Columbia College

Columbia, MO

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
 

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
$36,352
Tuition and Fees
$22,704
Room and Board
$7,808
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1001 Rogers Street
City, State, Zip
Columbia, MO 65216-0002
Phone
(573) 875-7352
Fax
(573) 875-7506
E-mail
admissions@ccis.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 1,796 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 1,095 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 701 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
350 (40%) of 870 admitted students enrolled
Women
156 (28%) of 560 admitted students enrolled
Men
142 (46%) of 310 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.56
3.75 and Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
500-617 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 30%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$36,352
Tuition and Fees
$22,704
Room and Board
$7,808
Books and Supplies
$1,264
Other Expenses
$4,576
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002456
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
150 (87.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
131 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
131 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$19,062
Need-Based Gift
Received by 98 (76.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,255
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 84 (66.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,844
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 130 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
23 (12.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,270

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
690 (78.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
625 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
616 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
102 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$16,589
Need-Based Gift
Received by 447 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,378
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 429 (69.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,671
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 523 (87.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
100 (11.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,057

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,159
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
131
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
27
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
136
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
182
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Nursing, education
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
74
Part-Time Faculty
76
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
351,323
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
220
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Columbia Population
115,276
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis and Kansas City
Campus Size
33 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Columbia
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Jefferson City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
63%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
building monitor patrols off-campus site

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Navy and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, international club, honor student association, black student coalition, pre-healthcare professionals, commited and serving together
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,023
Women
576 (56.3%)
Men
447 (43.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
865
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
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
129

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
59.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Average Starting Salary
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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