Graduates earn 2,010 degrees, certificates from Columbia College Chicago

About 60 percent of the 2,010 degrees and certificates handed out by the Columbia College Chicago in 2016-17 were to students in Visual and Performing Arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure fro


About 60 percent of the 2,010 degrees and certificates handed out by the Columbia College Chicago in 2016-17 were to students in Visual and Performing Arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Chicago conferred 1147 bachelor's degrees and 60 master's degrees in Visual and Performing Arts programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Cinematography and Film/Video Production. Data shows the school gave out 339 bachelor's degrees in Cinematography and Film/Video Production, followed by 118 bachelor's degrees in Retail Management and 108 bachelor's degrees in Graphic Design.

The college enrolled 8,120 students for 2016-17, including 7,809 in undergraduate programs and 311 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
339
-
-
339
Music Management
98
21
-
119
Graphic Design
108
-
-
108
Photography
71
11
-
82
Music, General
63
-
-
63
Acting
61
-
-
61
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
43
-
-
43
Fine and Studio Arts Management
38
-
-
38
Fashion/Apparel Design
38
-
-
38
Interior Design
31
-
-
31
Illustration
30
-
-
30
Commercial and Advertising Art
29
-
-
29
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
28
-
-
28
Fine/Studio Arts, General
25
-
-
25
Musical Theatre
24
-
-
24
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
22
-
-
22
Dance, General
20
-
-
20
Music, Other
6
12
-
18
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
-
16
-
16
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
15
-
-
15
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
12
-
-
12
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
11
-
-
11
Intermedia/Multimedia
8
-
-
8
Directing and Theatrical Production
7
-
-
7
Music Theory and Composition
5
-
-
5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
4
-
-
4
Playwriting and Screenwriting
3
-
-
3
Game and Interactive Media Design
3
-
-
3
Industrial and Product Design
3
-
-
3
Music Technology
1
-
-
1
Music Performance, General
1
-
-
1
Design and Visual Communications, General
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
1,147
60
-
1,207
60
Radio and Television
98
-
-
98
Journalism
54
11
-
65
Public Relations/Image Management
39
-
-
39
Advertising
34
-
-
34
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
3
-
-
3
Photojournalism
1
-
-
1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
229
11
-
240
11.9
Retail Management
118
-
-
118
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
50
-
-
50
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
-
4
-
4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
168
4
-
172
8.6
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
78
-
-
78
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
50
-
-
50
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
128
-
-
128
6.4
Creative Writing
82
33
-
115
English Language and Literature/Letters total
82
33
-
115
5.7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
33
9
-
42
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
33
9
-
42
2.1
Movement Therapy and Movement Education
-
19
11
30
Dance Therapy/Therapist
-
-
1
1
Health Professions and Related Programs total
-
19
12
31
1.5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
13
-
-
13
Art Teacher Education
-
8
-
8
Elementary Education and Teaching
-
5
-
5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
-
-
-
-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
-
-
-
-
Education total
13
13
-
26
1.3
Acoustics
14
-
-
14
Physical Sciences total
14
-
-
14
0.7
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
13
-
-
13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
13
-
-
13
0.7
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
7
-
-
7
Deaf Studies
2
-
-
2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
9
-
-
9
0.5
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
6
-
-
6
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
6
-
-
6
0.3
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
6
-
-
6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
6
-
-
6
0.3
General Studies
1
-
-
1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
-
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
1
-
-
1
0.1

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