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 Columbia State Community College

Columbia State Community College - Columbia, TN

1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee 38401

General information:(931)540-2722
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:No
Student population:5,460( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,905 $3,073 $3,367 -9%
Out-of-state $11,281 $11,929 $12,991 -8%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,267 $8,120 $6,557 19%
Other $4,086 $3,830 $4,206 -10%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,086 $3,830 $4,206 -9%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,905 $4,273 $4,567 0%
Off Campus $15,258 $16,223 $15,330 7%
Off Campus with Family $7,991 $8,103 $8,773 0%
On Campus $12,281 $13,129 $14,191 -7%
Off Campus $23,634 $25,079 $24,954 4%
Off Campus with Family $16,367 $16,959 $18,397 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,096
In-state fees $271
Out-of-state tuition $12,720
Out-of-state fees $271
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 735 82% --
Grant or scholarship aid 704 79% $3,543,527 $5,033
Federal grants 479 54% $2,080,610 $4,344
Pell grants 479 54% $1,986,344 $4,147
Other federal grants 138 15% $94,266 $683
State/local government grant or scholarships 501 56% $1,183,706 $2,363
Institutional grants or scholarships 103 12% $279,211 $2,711
Student loan aid 131 15% $405,942 $3,099
Federal student loans 131 15% $405,942 $3,099
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,829 51% $11,629,562 $4,111
Pell grants 2,262 40% $8,069,517 $3,567
Federal student loans 876 16% $2,957,489 $3,376


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,125 $6,535 $6,264
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,072 $5,558 $4,944
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,407 $5,766 $6,060
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,383 $8,152 $8,105
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,967 $6,802 $8,749
$110,001 and more $11,692 Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,460
Undergraduate enrollment 5,460
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 499
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$10

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 27-
Basketball 1411
Softball -15


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1968 Accredited


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

08/01/1974 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1974 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 300
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate20.2%
Number in default132
Number in repayment652

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00348300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General3--
Category total3--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General27-2
Management Information Systems, General21--
Category total48-2
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-4-
Category total-4-
Education Colleges
Education, General24--
Category total24--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development2-10
Category total2-10
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-26-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist23--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse106--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist16--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant18--
Category total16326-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science14--
Category total14--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies2--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies274--
Category total276--
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other10--
Category total10--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Music, Other-11-
Category total-11-
Grand total5404112