Enrollment, Fall 2009

Total Enrollment


Enrollment by Ethnicity


Freshmen, Completed Applications


Residential Student Population


Tuition & Fees


Did you know?


Total Enrollment, 2005 – 2009
Did you know?

In fall 1964, enrollment jumped 35% … to 303 students.

Total enrollment
Enrollment by Ethnicity

Did you know?

African Americans constituted less than 5% of Columbia’s student population in the 1940s, about 10% in the 1950s, roughly 15% in the mid-1960s, and 22% in 1973. In 1969, Columbia’s freshman class included five African American high school valedictorians.

Enrollment by ethnicity


Freshmen, Completed Applications, 2005 – 2009

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In 1985, only 20% of Chicago Public School graduates enrolled in four-year colleges. Of those, 11% enrolled at Columbia.

First-time freshmen, completed applications
Residential Student Population, 2005 – 2009

(Students Living on Campus)
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Columbia opened its first residence hall, at 731 S. Plymouth Ct., in 1993. Today, it continues to house more than 300 students in loft-style apartments.

Residential student population
Tuition and Fees

(Academic Year)
Did you know?

In 1964, tuition for a full-time student was $448 per semester, or $896 a year.

Tution & Fees