Columbia school information

Average Test Scores47%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:118:116:1
Total public schools33,93879,221
Total private schools11,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Columbia, IL educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Columbia public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 48% higher than than the Illinois average and 5% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia public schools is 16:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.7% have completed high school, 40.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Columbia.
  • 94.6% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.7% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 40.2% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia

Completed 8th grade94.6%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school93.7%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college68.9%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree47.6%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors40.2%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters12.9%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Columbia (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Olivette, MO7,83085%72%
Sappington, MO7,23379%60%
Crestwood, MO11,94179%60%
Glendale, MO5,91778%58%
Kirkwood, MO27,61477%57%
Columbia, IL10,19347%5%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rockport, TX10,19769%39%
Waterloo, IL10,19760%21%
Marlton, NJ10,18750%1%
Eunice, LA10,19967%37%
Little Canada, MN10,20225%49%
Columbia, IL10,19347%5%
Source: The Columbia, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.