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Columbia Central University

Yauco, PR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate42%
Acceptance Rate42%

About Columbia Central University

Columbia Central University Overview

Columbia Central University is a private school in the urban setting of Yauco, PR. Columbia Central University was founded in 1966 and enrolls 283 undergrads and no graduate students. Columbia Central University offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

Planning to play sports? Columbia Central University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Columbia Central University on the Student Life page.

2022 Columbia Central University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Trimester
Overall Acceptance Rate 42%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.0
Tuition $7,370
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $50

Is Columbia Central University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Columbia Central University offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Columbia Central University

Columbia Central University is not difficult to get into. Columbia Central University admitted 42% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 156 applications received in 2022, 65 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia Central University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 82% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Columbia Central Universityare still enrolled the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Columbia Central University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Columbia Central University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Columbia Central University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Central University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend Columbia Central University full-time are awarded $50 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $2,600 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Central University.

Based on this information, how does Columbia Central University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Columbia Central University a good school for you?

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Where is Columbia Central University Located?

Columbia Central University is located in the city of Yauco, PR, less than an hour from Ponce and Mayaguez.

If you are interested in seeing Columbia Central University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 52, Interstate 2 to Yauco, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mercedita Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Columbia Central University and Yauco are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Calle Betances #3 Box 3062 Yauco, PR 00698

Campus Setting: Urban

Columbia Central University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbia Central University is Continuous processing.

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Columbia Central University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Columbia Central University is like? There are approximately 283 students enrolled at Columbia Central University. 31% percent of students attend school full-time.


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