About Mission, Licensing, Accreditation, Outcomes

Mission, Licensing, Accreditation, Outcomes

MISSION

Columbia College Hollywood educates students in the art and science of communications and the diverse media of contemporary storytelling within an exploration of the liberal arts. Our rigorous course of study and practice prepares graduates to be analytical thinkers and effective communicators who are creative, knowledgeable, and responsible contributors to advancing a curious, thoughtful, and compassionate global community.

LICENSING & ACCREDITATION

Flashpoint Chicago, A Campus of Columbia College Hollywood has received degree-granting authority and approval in Illinois from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

The Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377
Main Phone: 217-782-2551

In addition, this Institution is authorized by

The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

In order to file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education, please use the following link
complaints.ibhe.org

Columbia College Hollywood and Flashpoint Chicago, A Campus of Columbia College Hollywood are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Columbia College Hollywood became a WSCUC accredited institution in 2014. Prior to accreditation by WSCUC, until 2014, Columbia College Hollywood was accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the accrediting body for higher education institutions specializing in art and design. Below, you will find a link to the most recent commission action letters and visiting team reports.

WSCUC Statement of Accreditation Status for Columbia College Hollywood

For more information on WSCUC accreditation, please contact:
WSCUC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue #100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 501-748-9001
Web: https://www.wscuc.org/

OUTCOMES

YEARS20152014201320122011

RETENTION RATE

77%


83%


83%


93%


86%


AAS, Film + Broadcast82%87%81%93%86%
AAS, Recording Arts75%82%82%97%83%
AAS, Animation + Visual Effects75%76%95%93%83%
AAS, Game + Interactive Media78%78%82%91%91%
AAS, Design + Visual Communication69%88%91%N/AN/A
YEARS201620152014201320122011

PLACEMENT RATE

76%


79%


75%

71%

76%

77%

AAS, Game + Interactive Media50%44%44%46%62% 65%
AAS, Film + Broadcast79%91%84%78%63%69%
AAS, Design + Visual Communication 89% 100% 100%91%N/AN/A
AAS, Animation + Visual Effects50%73%72%74%80%88%
AAS, Recording Arts74%84%84%
78%
63%69%
BS Digital Media, Postproduction100%
BS Digital Media, Digital Marketing100%

GRADUATION RATE

66%

70%

71.6%

70%

68%

Retention rate is the percentage of students entering one fall who are still enrolled the following fall. The retention rate population for federal reporting purposes is carefully defined as new college students (first-time freshmen) enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Graduation rates measure the percentage of first-time students who complete their program within 150% of the expected time.

Placement rate measures the percentage of graduates who find employment after graduation. See also: definition of placement. definition of placement

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