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Columbia College Demographics & Diversity

Chicago, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Columbia College are mainly White with a smaller Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Columbia College Chicago students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 15%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 3%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 45% more female students than male students enrolled at Columbia College Chicago with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia College Chicago students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia College Chicago students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,763
Women 4,006

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Columbia College serves a low number of students outside of Illinois, with 54 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia College Chicago students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 54%
Out of State 43%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,555 per year

43% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 10.6%
Part time Undergrads 8.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144281 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College Chicago.