Columbia College-Chicago

Chicago, IL
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Columbia College-Chicago Review

Chicago, IL, 600 South Michigan
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups B+
B+
Great

Columbia College-Chicago is a medium sized, private, four-year university enrolling 8,961 students and offering 68 degrees in Chicago, IL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Columbia College-Chicago.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Art and Design
1,165 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
57
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
10
Cinematography and Film/video Production
312
5
Commercial and Advertising Art
25
Dance
43
Dance Therapy/therapist
0
1
Directing and Theatrical Production
0
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
30
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
8
Fashion/apparel Design
52
Film/cinema/video Studies
0
26
Fine and Studio Arts Management
72
22
Fine Arts
21
Game and Interactive Media Design
46
Graphic Design
95
Interior Design
16
0
Intermedia/multimedia
14
Music
73
Music
9
Music Management
69
0
Music Performance
2
Music Theory and Composition
4
Musical Theatre
23
Photography
95
7
Playwriting and Screenwriting
4
Theatre/theatre Arts Management
24
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Communication and Media
317 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
0
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
4
Journalism
71
12
Public Relations/image Management
24
Radio and Television
93
Recording Arts Technology/technician
113
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
261 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
10
Art Teacher Education
9
Creative Writing
96
42
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
22
Elementary Education and Teaching
8
Fine Arts and Art Studies
41
6
Liberal Arts
2
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
14
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
10
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
219 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advertising
27
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
0
Marketing/marketing Management
97
Retail Management
95
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Human and Social Sciences
62 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Deaf Studies
0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
35
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Computer Technology
35 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
15
Illustration
20
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Mathematics and Science
17 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acoustics
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Healthcare
15 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Movement Therapy and Movement Education
15
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Engineering
9 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Industrial and Product Design
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
Public Relations, Class of 2002

Teachers are all working professionals in their field, each department has an internship coordinator to help link students to the field, the school itself is very well known in certain fields as a place to seek new talent

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fine Arts, Class of 1994

In 1994? None. The fiction writing department merely trained students to incorporate writing into whatever job they ended up in, not how to make money-much less a living-from their writing.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Magazine Editing and Publishing, Class of 1996

Internships, Instructors who work in the field, career counseling

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
Public Relations, Class of 2002

laid back, artistic, urban, free thinking

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Magazine Editing and Publishing, Class of 1996

Commuter College, more mature student body, open door policy, arts-centered

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2003

It's an art school, so no sports but plenty of group projects and networking

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
Public Relations, Class of 2002

dorms seem to be better now, have always been very expensive.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fine Arts, Class of 1994

Average. The computer labs were often booked beyond capacity and one had to be a student in a computer class to use them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Magazine Editing and Publishing, Class of 1996

Top notch. The dorms were actually two-bedroom apartments, the classrooms were cutting edge at the time. We didn't have a cafeteria but the restaurants/cafes were ideal for the population.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Film Studies, Class of 2011

Computer labs, film/television studios, dance studios, music halls, movie theatres,

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2003

I didn't live in the dorms so I can't speak on that, but everything else was fine.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
Public Relations, Class of 2002

Art exhibits and dance performances

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Magazine Editing and Publishing, Class of 1996

The leadership conference: All expense paid weekend focusing on bettering the diversity of the school. We just had to serve 18 hours of community service for our part.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2003

I don't know of any

Rated January 2016
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