C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Columbia College - California is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
11600 Columbia College Dr
Sonora, CA 95370

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$8,666/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,104/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,663/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,583/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,211/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
717Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
23%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
69%
National
83%

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Columbia College - California Reviews

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The quality of some of the professors at the school here are world class. Two that come to mind right off the bat are Ted Hamilton and Paula Clark. If you have a chance to take one of their courses, DO IT! Do not listen to any of the counselors who stray you away from taking their class because it's challenging. They care about their students as if they were their own kin. they will inspire and drive you make choice right for you outside of class and in.
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Columbia College is a very small and quite college where you can let your mind wander in this beautiful nature setting. The classes are easy to get to and the rooms are small so it is very up close and personal with your teacher. All of the different buildings on campus are easy to get to, so if you do not want to walk miles and miles or ride a bike then this is the perfect college for you.
Columbia College is entirely a college where you aren't there entirely for school. It is very rare to see somebody who is only a full-time student, most people who attend are also working or have families. For the purpose of just amassing credits before transferring to a four year, its a fantastic school. It is cheap and has some high quality teachers. Don't come in expecting a large social life though, there aren't many things to do on campus or in the surrounding towns and cities either.