Columbia school information

Average Test Scores39%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools32,56379,221
Total private schools31,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools14067,963
The Columbia, PA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Columbia public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 27% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.5% have completed high school, 12.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Columbia.
  • 78.0% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.5% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 12.3% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia

Completed 8th grade78.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school75.5%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college33.0%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree19.1%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.3%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters3.1%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lampeter, PA1,43576%54%
Millersville, PA8,37075%52%
Loganville, PA1,18475%51%
East York, PA8,46773%47%
Dallastown, PA3,81672%47%
Columbia, PA10,38239%21%

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Burley, ID10,38232%35%
Cadillac, MI10,38045%9%
Lake Arbor, MD10,38024%51%
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Columbia, PA10,38239%21%
Source: The Columbia, PA 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.