Columbia school information

Average Test Scores46%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:116:116:1
Total public schools71,15779,221
Total private schools129824,874
Total post-secondary schools11307,963
The Columbia, KY educational system consists of 7 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Columbia public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 4% lower than than the Kentucky average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia public schools is 13:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 71.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 62.6% have completed high school, 16.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Columbia.
  • 71.0% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 62.6% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 16.2% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia

Completed 8th grade71.0%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school62.6%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college42.9%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.5%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.2%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Jamestown, KY1,98951%4%
Russell Springs, KY2,50648%2%
Greensburg, KY2,24343%12%
Columbia, KY4,84746%7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Willits, CA4,84830%39%
Luray, VA4,84275%51%
Rio Bravo, TX4,84274%49%
Crystal City, MO4,84151%3%
Homestead Meadows North, TX4,84075%52%
Columbia, KY4,84746%7%
Source: The Columbia, KY 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.