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After Columbia College Chicago

Overall Value

Value
C+
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
69%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.64 responses
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%

Earnings

Median Earnings 2 Years After Graduation
$25,900/ year
National
$26,913
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
2 Years After Graduation
  • 25% Earn Less Than
    $14,700/ year
  • 25% Earn More Than
    $38,400/ year
6 Years After Graduation
  • 25% Earn Less Than
    $17,700/ year
  • 25% Earn More Than
    $50,100/ year

Job Placement

Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
Employed 6 Years After Graduation
86%
84%
of students agree that the alumni network is very strong.82 responses
94%
of students feel the career center was helpful in finding them a job or internship.82 responses

Student Debt

Average Loan Amount
$7,753/ year
National
$6,768
Loan Default Rate
9%
National
11%
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
  • Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections
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