Columbia College Chicago Graduate School

Columbia College Chicago is a Private, 4 years school located in Chicago, IL.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Columbia College Chicago is $2,385 in average. The school has 222 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,646 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Columbia College Chicago is a Private, 4 years school located in Chicago, IL.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1974 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Columbia College Chicago Directory Information
School NameColumbia College Chicago
Address600 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1996
Phone312-369-1000
Webhttps://www.colum.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.colum.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.colum.edu/columbia-central/index.html
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Columbia College Chicago is $2,385 in average. The school has 222 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,646 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 73 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate and Master's.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$2,385
Student Population222
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate and Master's
Number of Programs73 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Columbia College Chicago is $2,385 in average for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $1,209.
Columbia College Chicago offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition$1,209
Required Fees$1,176
Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition$1,209
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Columbia College Chicago is $2,385. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.49% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2018-2019$1,151$1,086
2019-2020$1,174$1,146
2020-2021$1,174$1,176
2021-2022$1,174$1,176
2022-2023$1,209$1,176
The graduate school tuition & fees of Columbia College Chicago is very inexpensive compared to private graduate schools in Illinois. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Illinois graduate tuition is $18,843 (public) / $20,716 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Columbia College Chicago$2,385
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Illinois Graduate Schools$18,869$19,862
Public$11,983$18,843
Private$20,716
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $20,990 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Columbia College Chicago.
On-campus living costs are increased by 8.69% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $20,990. Off-campus living costs are increased by 8.69% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$14,012$2,856$14,012$2,856
2019-2020$16,000$2,856$16,000$2,856
2020-2021$16,456$2,856$16,456$2,856
2021-2022$16,456$2,856$16,456$2,856
2022-2023$18,000$2,990$18,000$2,990
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,209 at Columbia College Chicago. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.98% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$1,151
2019-2020$1,174
2020-2021$1,174
2021-2022$1,174
2022-2023$1,209

Graduate Programs at Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago offers 18 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 111 students have completed their study at Columbia College Chicago.
Offered Degrees at Columbia College Chicago
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree170111
Post Bachelor's Degree100
Total180111
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Columbia College Chicago by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Movement Therapy and Movement Education program with 0 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Creative Writing program with 22 completers.
Columbia College Chicago offers 18 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 111 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 111 students have earned/completed Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 6 completers-
Communication6-
Journalism--
English Language and Literature [+] 22 completers-
Creative Writing22-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 82 completers-
Interior Design--
Acting1-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies13$32,000
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--
Photography9-
Fine/Studio Arts8-
Intermedia/Multimedia7-
Fine Arts and Art Studies (other)--
Music (other)13-
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management11$36,000
Fine and Studio Arts Management20-
Music Management--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Movement Therapy and Movement Education1-
Total111
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Movement Therapy and Movement Education--
Total-

Graduate Student Population at Columbia College Chicago

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 222 students enrolled into Columbia College Chicago graduate schools where it has total 6,646 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 177 full-time and 45 part-time graduate students. By gender, 89 male and 133 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total22289133
Full-time17772105
Part-tme451728
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 82 White (36.94%), 39 Black/African American (17.57%), 21 Hispanic (9.46%), 8 Asian (3.60%), and 72 students with other races. 62 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total22289133
American Indian/Native American110
Asian853
Black/African American391227
Hispanic21912
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White823250
Two More532
Un-Known422
Non-resident Alien622537
Columbia College Chicago offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2 graduate students (0.90% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 48 graduate students (21.62% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total222
Enrolled Online Exclusively2
Enrolled Some Online Courses48
Not in Online Courses172

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