Facts and Figures

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Students 

Numbers 

*As of September 9, 2021

Demographics (for enrolled degree- and non-degree students) 

  • Average age of enrolled students: 29.9*
  • Age range: 20–73*
  • 33 states represented*
  • 25 countries represented* 
  • 13% of students identify as men 
  • 50% of students identify as Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Pacific Islander*

*As of September 9, 2021

Admissions 

  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.4  
  • Top careers entering the Masters Direct Entry program: Education, Public Health, Business, Law, Social Work  
  • 92% of students receive financial aid  

Faculty and Staff 

Dean 

Numbers 

  • 69 full-time faculty members 
  • 23 attending faculty members 
  • 147 part-time faculty members  
  • 761 clinical faculty members (preceptors)  

Demographics 

  • 35% of full-time and part-time faculty identify as Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Pacific Islander 
  • 13% of full-time and part-time faculty identify as men 
  • 61% of staff identify as Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Pacific Islander 

Honors

*Through 2021

Academic 

*Class of 2019
**Class of 2020

Clinical 

* During the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Nursing students participated in virtual global projects with nursing partners in 10 countries.

Research  

  • #4 among U.S. schools of nursing in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for fiscal year 2020*
  • $16 million in federal and non-federal funds awarded in fiscal year 2021**
  • 53 active grants in fiscal year 2020*

* July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
** July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Nationwide Firsts