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Columbia College is the largest arts and communications college located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was established in 1890 as a speech and teaching college for women. Columbia is recognized as one of the top film schools in the nation. Some of the noted academic programs included Arts and Entertainment Management, Film and Video, Journalism, Design, and Photography. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics.

Columbia College's campus is home to several clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students. Some of the popular ones are the Producer's Guild of Columbia (PGC), the Student Organization Council, the Student Government Association, and the International Student Organization.

Profile of Columbia College

Columbia College is located in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Sonora, CA. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Columbia College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study liberal arts, conservation and resource management, and cooking and culinary arts.

Columbia College Selectivity

Columbia College maintains an open-admission policy.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Columbia College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 2, 734 students (1, 490 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Columbia College.

Columbia College Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and celebrate diversity. "

Columbia College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts150liberal arts and sciences, English, geography courses, speech and rhetoric
Cooking and Culinary Arts53restaurant and catering management, culinary arts
Mechanics and Repair27automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work18child development, human services
Security and Law Enforcement17fire-fighting
Conservation and Resource Management13forestry, conservation, environmental science
office and Administration11administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering8web design, computer and info science, information technology, computer science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine8EMT paramedic
Business and Management8business, accounting, business management
Medical Support and Technology6health service and sciences
Art Studies4art studies
Science4physical sciences, biology, geology, biological and physical sciences
Hospitality1travel services, hotel management
Photography and Commercial Art0photography
Production Trades0welding
Medical administration0medical secretary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical Education

Contact: Columbia College

Columbia College

11600 Columbia College Dr

Sonora, CA 95370

General Phone: (209) 588-5100


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