Columbia State Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,140
4.3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,275
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.8%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,954
51% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.5%
406 Graduates

About

Columbia State Community College is a higher education institution located in Maury County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbia State Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (664 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (87 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

In 2022, 1,099 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia State Community College. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (892 degrees), 12.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia State Community College is $4,140, which is $−3,972 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbia State Community College is $4,140, which is $−3,972 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,275.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Columbia State Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,140
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbia State Community College was $4,140. The cost of tuition at Columbia State Community College is $−3,972 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,275
2022 Value
7.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbia State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,275. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbia State Community College grew by 7.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,170
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia State Community College was of $10,170 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Columbia State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 69.4% with respect to 2021, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.8%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia State Community College was 2.8%, which represents 16 out of the 571 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Columbia State Community College had a total enrollment of 4,954 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia State Community College is 2,526 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,428. This means that 51% of students enrolled at Columbia State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.9% White, 8.72% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Black or African American, 4.12% Two or More Races, 2.24% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0606% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia State Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,954 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia State Community College is 2,526 and the part-time enrollment is 2,428. This means that 51% of students enrolled at Columbia State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbia State Community College was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Columbia State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,760 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    432 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    296 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia State Community College is 75.9% White, 8.72% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Black or African American, 4.12% Two or More Races, 2.24% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0606% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 117 students (2.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 199 more women than men received degrees from Columbia State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia State Community College is white (892 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbia State Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (664 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (87 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (24 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Registered nurses (1,411,832 people), Software developers (575,858 people), Other managers (214,036 people), Medical & health services managers (161,083 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,205 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Health (259 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Health (259 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,567,472 people), Computer Systems Design (633,011 people), Elementary & secondary schools (391,074 people), Outpatient care centers (259,307 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (250,679 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), Health (259 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Columbia State Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 664 degrees awarded
  2. 87 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Columbia State Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 664 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

450
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
649
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 450 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia State Community College, which is 0.693 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (649).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 270 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.685 times less than the 394 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 394 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.46 times more than the 270 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Columbia State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbia State Community College is Female and Asian (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.97% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    892 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia State Community College is white (892 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

0.637% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    515 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    377 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia State Community College is white female (515 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (377 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $12.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 133k (1.06%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Columbia State Community College had a total salary expenditure of 49.1M. Columbia State Community College employs 32 Associate professors, 30 Assistant professors and 29 Instructors. Most academics at Columbia State Community College are Female Instructor (20), Female Associate professor (20), and Female Assistant professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia State Community College are: Management, with 77 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Endowment

$12.6M
2022 Endowment
11.1%
growth from 2021

Columbia State Community College has an endowment valued at about $12.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia State Community College grew 11.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.34M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18M
2022 Salaries
4.11%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbia State Community College paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents 36.6% of their overall expenditure ($49.1M) and a 4.11% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.3M
Instructional Salaries
105
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia State Community College paid a total of $6.3M to 105 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia State Community College were Associate professor with 32 employees, Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Instructor with 29 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia State Community College were Management with 77 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia State Community College was Female Instructor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbia State Community College.

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