The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Columbia College

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 165 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 locations across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Columbia College educates more than 19,000 students each year and has more than 83,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit ccis.edu.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 675

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21%
4%
10%
9%
56%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
16%
3%
21%
9%
51%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
8%
1%
33%
10%
48%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Columbia College in the Fall of 2013. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Columbia College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Columbia College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Columbia College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Columbia College 0% 0% 0% 2% 12% 16%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Columbia College 0% 1% 4% 6% 4% 5%
= Total Graduated from Columbia College 0% 1% 4% 8% 16% 21%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 3% 4%
Enrolled at Columbia College 22% 97% 50% 33% 21% 10%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 5% 0% 5% 8% 8% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 4% 0% 4% 2% 1% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
9% 0% 9% 10% 9% 9%
Current Status Unknown 69% 2% 36% 48% 51% 56%

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 75

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28%
7%
8%
1%
56%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
24%
3%
13%
8%
52%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
18%
1%
31%
7%
43%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Columbia College in the Fall of 2013. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Columbia College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Columbia College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Columbia College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Columbia College 0% 0% 3% 8% 17% 19%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Columbia College 1% 13% 8% 10% 7% 9%
= Total Graduated from Columbia College 1% 13% 11% 18% 24% 28%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 3% 7%
Enrolled at Columbia College 99% 53% 40% 31% 13% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 7% 7% 7% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 1% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 8% 7% 8% 1%
Current Status Unknown 0% 27% 40% 43% 52% 56%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 471

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19%
4%
7%
6%
64%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
14%
3%
12%
8%
63%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
11%
2%
22%
8%
57%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Columbia College in the Fall of 2013. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Columbia College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Columbia College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Columbia College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Columbia College 0% 0% 1% 5% 10% 13%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Columbia College 0% 3% 5% 6% 4% 6%
= Total Graduated from Columbia College 0% 3% 6% 11% 14% 19%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 3% 4%
Enrolled at Columbia College 98% 48% 32% 22% 12% 7%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 6% 7% 6% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 2% 1% 2% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 8% 8% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 39% 53% 57% 63% 64%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 974

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39%
13%
7%
7%
34%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
27%
7%
25%
11%
30%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
4%
3%
91%
1%
1%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Columbia College in the Fall of 2013. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Columbia College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Columbia College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Columbia College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Columbia College 0% 1% 10% 22% 31% 35%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Columbia College 0% 3% 6% 5% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from Columbia College 0% 4% 16% 27% 34% 39%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 5% 6%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 15% 3% 3% 5% 6% 7%
= Total Graduated from another institution 15% 3% 4% 7% 11% 13%
Enrolled at Columbia College 0% 91% 46% 25% 14% 7%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 19% 1% 8% 8% 6% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 18% 0% 2% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
37% 1% 10% 11% 9% 7%
Current Status Unknown 48% 1% 24% 30% 32% 34%

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 140

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40%
14%
7%
6%
33%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
32%
9%
15%
14%
30%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
18%
3%
43%
12%
24%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Columbia College in the Fall of 2013. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Columbia College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Columbia College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Columbia College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
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Bachelor's degree from Columbia College 1% 10% 20% 29% 35% 36%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Columbia College 9% 8% 3% 3% 2% 4%
= Total Graduated from Columbia College 10% 18% 23% 32% 37% 40%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 4% 7% 9% 11%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 2% 2% 4% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 3% 6% 9% 13% 14%
Enrolled at Columbia College 87% 43% 28% 15% 9% 7%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 8% 12% 12% 7% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 2% 2% 0% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 14% 14% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 2% 24% 29% 30% 34% 33%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2013

Number of students: 581

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41%
11%
3%
6%
39%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
32%
6%
15%
8%
39%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
2%
49%
10%
25%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Columbia College in the Fall of 2013. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Columbia College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Columbia College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Columbia College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Columbia College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
COLUMBIA COLLEGE IN FALL 2013 BY SUMMER 2019
 
2013-14
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2014-15
 
2015-16
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2018-19
+ view details
Bachelor's degree from Columbia College 1% 8% 19% 28% 32% 35%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Columbia College 4% 6% 5% 4% 5% 6%
= Total Graduated from Columbia College 5% 14% 24% 32% 37% 41%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 4% 6% 9% 11%
Enrolled at Columbia College 93% 49% 28% 15% 7% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 7% 6% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 10% 10% 8% 6% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 25% 34% 39% 41% 39%