Columbia State Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,242
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,705
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.85%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,931
51.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
26.2%
369 Graduates

About

Columbia State Community College is a higher education institution located in Maury County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbia State Community College were .

In 2020, 1,046 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia State Community College. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (870 degrees), 15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia State Community College is $4,242, which is $−3,738 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbia State Community College is $4,242, which is $−3,738 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,705.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students attending Columbia State Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,242
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Columbia State Community College was $4,242. The cost of tuition at Columbia State Community College is $−3,738 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,705
2020 Value
0.903%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbia State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,705. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbia State Community College grew by 0.903%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,750
Room and Board
$1,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbia State Community College was of $10,750 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,750. The cost of room and board increased by 1.22% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 12.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Columbia State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.56% with respect to 2019, when 61% 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.
9.85%
2018 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia State Community College was 9.85%, which represents 72 out of the 731 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Columbia State Community College has a total enrollment of 5,931 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia State Community College is 3,047 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,884. This means that 51.4% 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 78.4% White, 7.57% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Black or African American, 3.24% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0674% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.2%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,931 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia State Community College is 3,047 and the part-time enrollment is 2,884. This means that 51.4% of students enrolled at Columbia State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2020 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
  1. White
    4,648
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    449
  3. Black or African American
    392

The enrolled student population at Columbia State Community College is 78.4% White, 7.57% Hispanic or Latino, 6.61% Black or African American, 3.24% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0674% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 85 students (1.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 240 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 (870 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbia State Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (625 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), and Health (271 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,750,188 people), Registered nurses (1,338,370 people), Secondary school teachers (376,354 people), Education administrators (260,970 people), and Other managers (167,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (625 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), Health (271 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Education (32 degrees).

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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, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (625 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), Health (271 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Education (32 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,885,165 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,528,315 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,340 people), Outpatient care centers (242,684 people), and Offices of physicians (206,369 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbia State Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (625 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), Health (271 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Education (32 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbia State Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

403
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
643
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 403 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia State Community College, which is 0.627 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (643).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 237 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.611 times less than the 388 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 388 degrees were awarded to women at Columbia State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.64 times more than the 237 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% 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, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (30.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbia State Community College is Female and White (30.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.36% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    870 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia State Community College is white (870 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (58 degrees).

1.53% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    538 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    332 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia State Community College is white female (538 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (332 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.54M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $717k (8.39%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Columbia State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $43.2M. Columbia State Community College employs 42 Associate professors, 24 Instructors, and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at Columbia State Community College are Male Associate professors (22), Female Instructors(20), and Female Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Service with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.54M
2020 Endowment
1.2%
growth from 2019

Columbia State Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.54M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia State Community College grew 1.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.12M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $439k - Federal
  2. $1.04M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Columbia State Community College received $439k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.1M
2020 Salaries
2.96%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Columbia State Community College paid a median of $18.1M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($43.2M) and a 2.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.85% growth from 2018 and a 4.05% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.34M
Instructional Salaries
106
Number of Employees

In 2020, Columbia State Community College paid a total of $5.34M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia State Community College were Associate professor with 42 employees; Instructor with 24 employees; and Instructor with 24 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Service with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia State Community College was Male Associate professor with 22 employees, Female Instructor with 20 employees, and Female Associate professor with 20 employees.

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

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