Columbia College Chicago

Category: Private institutions with fewer than 10000 enrolled students | State: Illinois

About Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a creative liberal arts college focused on rigorous academics, hands-on learning, collaboration and career preparation. We offer an inclusive learning environment where students are encouraged to take creative risks, develop an authentic voice and author the culture of their time. Our award-winning faculty of working professionals and our location in Chicago_which provides access to an array of internship and professional experiences_prepare graduates for a creative career in the 21st century, wherever their interests and abilities take them.
STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Academic Policies & Compliance

Admissions & Orientation

Culture & Commitment

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago offers an administration that understands and supports the specific needs of military students and veterans. This includes a liberal evaluation of military training as college credit, offering flexibility for active duty students and their families, and the added counseling and advising needed for a successful college experience. Columbia is a Yellow Ribbon school. Scholarships are still available with eligibility unaffected by GI Bill status.

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamCAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to the creation of graphic representations and simulations in support of engineering projects. Includes instruction in engineering graphics, two-dimensional and three-dimensional engineering design, solids modeling, engineering animation, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided design (CADD), and auto-CAD techniques.

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Communications, General

A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.

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Radio and Television

A program that focuses on the theories, methods, and techniques used to plan, produce, and distribute audio and video programs and messages, and that prepares individuals to function as staff, producers, directors, and managers of radio and television shows and media organizations. Includes instruction in media aesthetics; planning, scheduling, and production; writing and editing; performing and directing; personnel and facilities management; marketing and distribution; media regulations, law, and policy; and principles of broadcast technology.

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Recording Arts Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, or mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound effects recording; sound track editing; dubbing and mixing; sound engineering; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification and modulation; and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $24,590 $24,590 $25,388 $25,388
Fees $924 $924 $714 $714
Room $9,460 $9,460 $9,460 $9,460
Board $3,548 $3,548 $3,548 $3,548
Books $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Other Expenses $2,856 $2,856 $2,856 $2,856
Totals $42,978 $42,978 $43,566 $43,566
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?