For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

Read on to hear more about exactly what makes our student community so special.

Columbia University Schools

The Center for Career Education (CCE) serves close to 17,000 currently enrolled students and all alumni of the following schools:

You may wish to connect with Columbia University Career Centers  not represented by CCE.

Student Population

Columbia’s community is a rich mosaic of people learning and living together in one of the world’s great cities. Students are encouraged to share their voice and learn from their peers, cultivating an eclectic and inclusive environment on campus.

The University’s Office of Planning and Institutional Research publishes a full report of statistics and facts around Columbia’s student population, including admissions and enrollment data as well as information about degrees awarded in the most recent academic year. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions (Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) also publishes a comprehensive Columbia by the Numbers, with further University and Student statistics.

CCE additionally collects data specific to student outcomes and employment. Please take a look through our Data and Statistics resources for more information.

Student Organizations

Beyond the programming offered by CCE, Columbia University students participate in over 500 student clubs, organizations, and initiatives. The focus of these groups ranges from community building around religious and cultural identities or professional interests,  to addressing a desire to give back to the community around them.

To learn more about individual student groups, please visit the following directories:

Areas of Study

Each of the five schools that CCE serves brings with it a unique cohort of students. While we’ve included a sampling of programs that each school offers below, please visit the University’s Academics website for a full, searchable listing of majors, concentrations and programs of study.

  • Columbia College
    • Over 150 undergraduate programs of study across disciplines such as Art History, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology, and Urban Studies
  • School of General Studies
    • Over 75 interdisciplinary undergraduate programs for returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time
  • The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Undergraduate and Graduate programs in over 11 areas of focus including Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • School of the Arts
    • Graduate programs in the areas of Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing as well as an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • Over 100 interdisciplinary Master’s and Ph.D. programs

Columbia faculty, students and research are making a difference all over the world through groundbreaking initiatives. The University supports dozens of research centers, including eight global centers. Award winning faculty teach our students, serve as mentors and advisors and are world-renowned intellectuals, visionaries, researchers, artists, and public figures. Our students benefit from the academic programs and discourse generated by this dynamic atmosphere.

Please contact the Employer and Alumni Relations team to learn more about engaging with talent from the schools served by the Center for Career Education (CCE).