Columbia College Chicago Recognized for Top Film, Photography, Game Design Programs

Photo, an independent informational archive dedicated to helping students in their pre-college journey, has identified Columbia College Chicago as an institution with top programs in multiple disciplines.

Columbia College Chicago was assessed along with 2,227 accredited colleges and universities, with programs evaluated on the basis of their curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. In addition, the 2021 rankings were based on an algorithm that analyzes multiple rankings and aggregates the information into one score. The scoring system takes into account student engagement, return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations.

Columbia is pleased to announce that has identified the following programs were top-rated nationally:

In addition, Columbia College Chicago’s Photography program was identified as being the best in the Midwest, while the Game Design program was identified as having the best capstone experience.

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Rhiannon Koehler
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