Columbia College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Sonora, CA

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How much is the CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, CC's tuition & fees is $1,547 for California residents and $8,870 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $27,136 for California residents and $34,459 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,547
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,870
Books & Supplies Costs$938
Off-campus Room & Board$19,431
Off-campus Expenses$5,220
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,884
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,572

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, CC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Columbia College$1,547$8,870
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144
Fullerton CollegeFullerton, CA$1,150$9,399

Financial Aid and COA

At Columbia College, 1,086 students (53%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,111.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CC is $29,348 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 99 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,429.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$27,136$34,459
Tuition & Fees$1,547$8,870
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$25,589$25,589
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,025$29,348
Average Financial Aid$5,111$5,111
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,08653%$5,111
Pell Grants44021%$7,480
Federal Student Loan00%-
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid9971%-
Grants or Scholarships9971%$7,429
Federal Grants5539%$9,946
Pell Grants5539%$9,346
Other Federal Grants1712%$1,941
State/Local Grants9971%$1,904
Institutional Grants0--
Student Loan Aid0--
Federal Student Loans0--
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level5555$12,174
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Columbia College has a total of 2,349 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 963 male students and 1,100 female students attending CC. The school offers online degree programs and 711 students enrolled online exclusively (30.27% of all students).
Undergraduate2,063 9631,100

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address11600 Columbia College Dr, Sonora, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered88 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population2,349
Graduation Rate27%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate57% (Full-time), 23% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties51 (Full-time), 59 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs130 (Full-time), 68 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$93,387
Average Staff Salary$79,538