Columbia College Chicago

Annual Report 2011

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Enrollment

Total Enrollment over the last 5 years
2007-2011

Total Enrollment

  • Undergrad: 11,138
  • Grad: 487
  • 5-year change: 3.29%

11,138 undergraduates and 487 graduate students come from all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

Enrollment by Ethnicity

Enrollment by ethnicity undergraduate

A White, Non-Hispanic 6,796 61.0%
B Black, Non-Hispanic 1,903 17.1%
C Hispanic 1,379 12.4%
D Asian, Pacific Islander 270 2.4%
E Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander 34 0.3%
F Multiracial/Multiethnic 409 3.7%
G Nonresident Alien 161 1.4%
H American Indian/Alaskan Native 43 0.4%
I Unknown 143 1.3%

One-third of our student body is African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial—making Columbia the most diverse of any private arts college.

Freshmen, Completed Applications over the last 5 years
2007-2011

Freshmen, Completed Applications

  • 5-year change: 40.79%

Of the total freshman class, 22% came from metro Chicago, 15.3% came from the Chicago area, 4.7% were from other areas in Illinois, 57% came from other states, and 1% were from international areas.

Residential Student Population over the last 5 years
2007-2011

Residential Student Population (students living on campus)

  • 5-year change: 6%

Columbia opened its first residence hall, at 731 S. Plymouth Ct., in 1993. Today, it houses more than 2,400 students in four residence centers.

Tuition and Fees over the last 5 years
2007-2011

Tuition and Fees (academic year)

  • 5-year change: 11%

Columbia’s tuition is among the lowest of all private arts and media colleges in the nation.