Columbus school information

IndexColumbusIndianaNational
Average Test Scores70%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:122:116:1
Total public schools161,75579,221
Total private schools967524,874
Total post-secondary schools21417,963
The Columbus, IN educational system consists of 16 public schools, 9 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Columbus public schools have average test scores of 70% which is 6% higher than than the Indiana average and 43% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbus public schools is 18:1, compared to 22:1 in Indiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.8% have completed high school, 37.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Columbus are 43% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Columbus.
  • 87.6% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.8% of people in Columbus have completed high school.
  • 37.9% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbus

IndexColumbusIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade87.6%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school86.8%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college63.6%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.3%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.9%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters16.0%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.0%1.3%

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

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Trafalgar, IN1,23776%54%
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Columbus, IN46,47470%43%

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Jeffersonville, IN46,41557%16%
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Source: The Columbus, IN 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.