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About CC

Columbia College is a public school in a rural setting in Sonora, California. CC was founded in 1968 and enrolls 2,424 undergrads and no graduate students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at CC! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of CC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? CC students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at CC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

Learn more about life at CC on the Student Life page.

2021 CC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $7,464
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is CC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a better idea of what CC offers and if it might be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at CC

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook CC Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 15% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent CC grads is $24,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

CC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2016, the total market value of the school endowment was $300000 thousand. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, CC spends about $2,781 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at CC

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at CC. Based on this information, how does CC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is CC a good school for you?

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Where is Columbia College Located?

CC is located in the rural setting of Sonora, California.

If you want to see CC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 108 to Sonora, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sacramento International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what CC and Sonora are like without leaving home.

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College Info

11600 Columbia College Drive Sonora, CA 95370

Campus Setting: Rural

CC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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CC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,176

In State

$7,536

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,104
$7,464
Fees
$72
$72
Housing
Unknown
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Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at CC is like? There are approximately 2,424 students enrolled at CC. 30% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from CA and 1% percent of students are from other states.

30%

Full Time

70%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,424

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,176

Out-of-State

$7,536

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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