2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit Hour
For the academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Columbia College is $18,425.
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2020-2021 is $19,035.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.31% from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 1.56% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 4.40% from the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,034 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$17,835$12,420
2019-2020$18,425$12,614
Change % 2019-20203.31%1.56%
2020-2021$19,035$12,811
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees are $8,574 for the academic year 2019-2020.
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $8,196 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.31% from the previous year. Its graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($14,511 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$8,969$12,420
2019-2020$8,574$12,614
Change % 2019-2020-4.40%1.56%
2020-2021$8,196$12,811
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Columbia College.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2018-2019$407
2019-2020$414
2020-2021$421
Graduate2018-2019$480
2019-2020$480
2020-2021$480

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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Based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees, we estimate 4-year tuition at Columbia College for future and prospective students. For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-year tuition is $50,978.
Since the tuition & fees at Columbia College have decreased over the last 4 years, the estimated tuition & fees are less than current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$15,806$13,560$11,632$9,979$50,978
Class of 2025Fall 2021$13,560$11,632$9,979$8,561$43,732
Class of 2026Fall 2022$11,632$9,979$8,561$7,344$37,516
Class of 2027Fall 2023$9,979$8,561$7,344$6,300$32,184
Class of 2028Fall 2024$8,561$7,344$6,300$5,405$27,610
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-years COA is $107,987.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Columbia College.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$29,829$27,734$25,961$24,463$107,987
Class of 2025Fall 2021$27,734$25,961$24,463$23,202$101,361
Class of 2026Fall 2022$25,961$24,463$23,202$22,144$95,770
Class of 2027Fall 2023$24,463$23,202$22,144$21,261$91,071
Class of 2028Fall 2024$23,202$22,144$21,261$20,528$87,136
Last year, 69% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $62,983.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Columbia College.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$18,578$16,483$14,710$13,212$62,983
Class of 2025Fall 2021$16,483$14,710$13,212$11,951$56,357
Class of 2026Fall 2022$14,710$13,212$11,951$10,893$50,766
Class of 2027Fall 2023$13,212$11,951$10,893$10,010$46,067
Class of 2028Fall 2024$11,951$10,893$10,010$9,277$42,132

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Columbia College.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Columbia College 2020 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$18,425$1,258 $12,614
Graduate$8,574 $1,258$12,614

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