Columbia College, Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Columbia College, Chicago

Columbia College, Chicago

Most Popular Majors

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Christian Studies
Creative Writing
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts
General Music
General Studies
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other Fine Arts and Art Studies
Other Music
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Personnel and Retail Management and Organizational Behavior
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Secondary Education


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Dance Therapy/Therapist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Movement Therapy and Movement Education
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Nursing
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
Sport Psychology

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Public Administration

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Columbia College, Chicago 3 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Teachers are very career oriented, making sure students are aware of what they will be able to do with their majors. Classes are fun and interesting and teachers are able to give you attention due to small class sizes. Students have the ability to choose their schedules to fit their lifestyle and ultimately lead the life that they want to!

Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Academics Rating

Depending on the program, most class rooms were average depending on the majors. Majors like Dance, Music, Video-Directoring, or Lecture Halls were more that average. The professsors were ok for the most part. I only cared for the ones pertaining to my major. Workload depended on the major or class.

Columbia College, Chicago Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.00
Retention Rate 63%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in May, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Los Angeles semester for film/video majors.

Class Sizes at Columbia College, Chicago

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 74%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 0%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 26%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 74%
50 - 100 Students 0%
20 - 49 Students 26%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 83
  • African American: 10
  • Asian: 3
  • Latino: 2
  • Unknown and Other: 2
Caucasian 83
African American 10
Asian 3
Latino 2
Unknown and Other 2

Faculty at Columbia College, Chicago

Total Faculty 1,871
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10
Full-Time Professors 999
Male Faculty 984
Part-Time Professors 2,004
Women Faculty 887

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