2,392 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
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Columbia College Chicago Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$27,839/ year
National
$15,431
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,913/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,288/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,226/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,407/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,629/ year

Net price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Sticker Price

In-State Tuition
$24,344/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$24,344/ year
Average Housing Costs
$13,050/ year
Average Meal Plan Cost
Data not available
Books & Supplies
$1,600/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan
Yes

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
70%
Average Loan Amount
$8,035/ year
National
$7,033

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
82%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,316/ year
National
$7,271
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    40%
  • State Grant Aid
    23%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    67%
  • Pell Grant
    39%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,868
  • State Grant Aid
    $4,246
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $8,232
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,293
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 274 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    29%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    27%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    13%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    25%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    7%

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
43%
National
47%
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