Columbia school information

IndexColumbiaTennesseeNational
Average Test Scores43%52%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools111,39079,221
Total private schools743024,874
Total post-secondary schools31897,963
The Columbia, TN educational system consists of 11 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Columbia public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 17% lower than than the Tennessee average and 12% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in Tennessee and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.4% have completed high school, 17.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Columbia.
  • 80.7% of people in Columbia have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.4% of people in Columbia have completed high school.
  • 17.2% of people in Columbia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaTennesseeNational
Completed 8th grade80.7%82.0%84.3%
Completed high school78.4%79.9%83.0%
Completed some college50.3%53.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.7%32.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.2%25.4%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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Mount Pleasant, TN4,71552%6%
Columbia, TN36,13043%12%

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Source: The Columbia, TN 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.