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Avg. test scores 10%
High school dipl. 10%
Bachelors degree 81%

Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaMissouriNational
Average Test Scores44%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools351,89979,221
Total private schools1053124,874
Total post-secondary schools52137,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Columbia are 10% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 35 public schools in Columbia
  • 92.0% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade
  • 91.2% of people in Columbia have completed high school
  • 54.8% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Columbia

      IndexColumbiaMissouriNational
      Completed 8th grade92.0%86.0%84.3%
      Completed high school91.2%84.2%83.0%
      Completed some college78.6%57.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree60.7%35.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors54.8%27.6%30.3%
      Completed masters26.1%10.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree10.5%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate5.8%1.2%1.3%

      Columbia, MO School Districts

      • Columbia 93 School District

      There are a total of 35 public schools, 10 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Columbia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbia, MO schools is 44%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Columbia, MO, an average of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 91.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Prairie Home, MO27867%36%
      Ashland, MO3,85159%20%
      Hallsville, MO1,42155%11%
      Jamestown, MO34549%1%
      Harrisburg, MO34445%8%
      Columbia, MO117,16544%10%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Independence, MO117,21749%0%
      Springfield, IL116,74526%47%
      Beaumont, TX117,72958%18%
      Ann Arbor, MI118,08759%20%
      Peoria, IL115,99024%52%
      Columbia, MO117,16544%10%
      Source: The Columbia, MO 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.