Columbus State Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,188
2.98% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,964
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.39%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
25,129
22.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.9%
520 Graduates

About

Columbus State Community College is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbus State Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,249 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (142 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees).

In 2022, 4,820 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbus State Community College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,869 degrees), 3.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (787 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus State Community College is $5,188, which is $−2,924 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Columbus State Community College is $5,188, which is $−2,924 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,964.

In 2022, 44% of undergraduate students attending Columbus State Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,188
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbus State Community College was $5,188. The cost of tuition at Columbus State Community College is $−2,924 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,964
2022 Value
1.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbus State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,964. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbus State Community College grew by 1.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,668
Room and Board
$1,530
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbus State Community College was of $7,668 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,530. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Columbus State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 13.7% with respect to 2021, when 51% 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.
3.39%
2019 Default Rate
175
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbus State Community College was 3.39%, which represents 175 out of the 5159 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

Columbus State Community College had a total enrollment of 25,129 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbus State Community College is 5,616 students and the part-time enrollment is 19,513. This means that 22.3% of students enrolled at Columbus State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbus State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.8% White, 20.2% Black or African American, 6.92% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Asian, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0915% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbus State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.1%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Black or African American Female (12.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbus State Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,129 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus State Community College is 5,616 and the part-time enrollment is 19,513. This means that 22.3% of students enrolled at Columbus State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Columbus State Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Columbus State Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    11,761 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    5,072 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,739 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbus State Community College is 46.8% White, 20.2% Black or African American, 6.92% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Asian, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0915% 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, 3,897 students (15.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 678 more women than men received degrees from Columbus State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbus State Community College is white (2,869 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (787 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbus State Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,249 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (142 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbus State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (123 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (509 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (464 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (139,567 people), Other managers (139,128 people), Graphic designers (98,571 people), Postsecondary teachers (70,482 people), and Software developers (66,191 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (123 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (509 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (464 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,250 degrees), and Construction (84 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 Columbus State Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Communication Technologies (123 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (509 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (464 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,250 degrees), and Construction (84 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Columbus State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (294,160 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (164,992 people), Construction (154,161 people), Computer Systems Design (134,892 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (79,267 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Communication Technologies (123 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (509 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (464 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,250 degrees), and Construction (84 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 Columbus State Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,249 degrees awarded
  2. 142 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Columbus State Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,249 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,071
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,749
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,071 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus State Community College, which is 0.753 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,749).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 497 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.661 times less than the 752 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 752 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.51 times more than the 497 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Columbus 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 40% 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 (34%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbus State Community College is Female and Asian (34% 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, 5.58% of graduates (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,869 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    787 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    285 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbus State Community College is white (2,869 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (787 degrees).

7.95% of degree recipients (383 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,580 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,289 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    496 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbus State Community College is white female (1,580 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1289 degrees).

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Operations

Columbus State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.19M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−NaN2%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Columbus State Community College had a total salary expenditure of 226M. Columbus State Community College employs 122 Professors, 62 Instructors and 60 Associate professors. Most academics at Columbus State Community College are Female Professor (64), Male Professor (58), and Female Instructor (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus State Community College are: Management, with 223 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 195 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

Endowment

$6.19M
2022 Endowment
20.1%
growth from 2021

Columbus State Community College has an endowment valued at about $6.19M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbus State Community College grew 20.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $973k 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$106M
2022 Salaries
1.47%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Columbus State Community College paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($226M) and a 1.47% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$22.4M
Instructional Salaries
351
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbus State Community College paid a total of $22.4M to 351 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
122 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
223 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbus State Community College were Professor with 122 employees, Instructor with 62 employees, and Associate professor with 60 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus State Community College were Management with 223 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 195 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbus State Community College was Female Professor with 64 employees, Male Professor with 58 employees, and Female Instructor with 35 employees.

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

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