Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scoresn/a43%49%
Student/Teacher ration/a14:116:1
Total public schoolsn/a34079,221
Total private schoolsn/a7624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Columbia, SD educational system consists of n/a public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Columbia public schools have average test scores of n/a which is equal to than the South Dakota average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia public schools is n/a, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.5% have completed high school, 21.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Columbia.
  • 92.7% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.5% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 21.8% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade92.7%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.5%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college47.6%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.9%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.8%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters8.1%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Groton, SD1,90563%28%
Frederick, SD24055%11%
Aberdeen, SD27,78339%20%
Columbia, SD149n/a 

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Salem, SC14945%10%
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Marietta CDP, OK14945%10%
Columbia, SD149n/a 
Source: The Columbia, SD 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.