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Avg. test scores 9%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 110%

Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaMarylandNational
Average Test Scores53%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:116:116:1
Total public schools241,16379,221
Total private schools1967424,874
Total post-secondary schools21127,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Columbia are 9% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Columbia
  • 95.1% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade
  • 94.7% of people in Columbia have completed high school
  • 63.6% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Columbia

      IndexColumbiaMarylandNational
      Completed 8th grade95.1%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school94.7%86.5%83.0%
      Completed some college83.9%64.2%59.4%
      Completed associate degree68.6%44.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors63.6%38.4%30.3%
      Completed masters31.9%17.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree10.7%5.5%3.3%
      Completed doctorate5.5%2.5%1.3%

      Columbia, MD School Districts

      • Howard County Public Schools

      There are a total of 24 public schools, 19 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Columbia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbia, MD schools is 53%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Columbia, MD, an average of 95.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Fulton, MD3,09776%54%
      Eldersburg, MD31,89270%42%
      Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD6,02469%40%
      Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,94868%38%
      Columbia, MD103,43953%9%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Santa Maria, CA103,64221%58%
      Spring Hill, FL102,92959%19%
      El Cajon, CA102,89434%31%
      Lakeland, FL102,71450%2%
      Rialto, CA102,41824%51%
      Columbia, MD103,43953%9%
      Source: The Columbia, MD 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.