The typical Columbia student is a mature, motivated, and committed adult who wants to receive a high quality education to enter or re-enter the workforce in a preferred position based on interest, ability, skill, and education.
The student knows that:
- significant personal effort is required to complete a program and get ahead;
- more time needs to be invested in the classroom as well as for homework;
- one year of academic education will be completed in a shorter period of time;
- personal commitment and motivation will result in a greater level of educational and occupational success.
Columbia’s students, as a result of their hard work and determination, are highly successful in their programs of study and subsequent fields of employment. A high percentage of Columbia’s students in professional programs become successful program graduates. In fact, graduates of one of our nationally recognized programs have repeatedly achieved among the highest marks in Canada on national exams. The latest report to the Director of Private Institutions Branch of Alberta Learning indicates the majority of Columbia’s graduates have successfully gained employment in their fields of training. This is one of the highest employment rates of graduates among Alberta’s colleges and universities. To date over 90 percent of our employers are satisfied with the graduate they hired. For program specific statistics, please contact your admission advisor