Major Concerns at Columbia? College Addresses Declining Enrollment


The 126-year-old Columbia College Chicago has long had a reputation for welcoming low-income students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college, and often doing so while working full time.

Read: Columbia’s Identity CrisisRead: Columbia’s Identity Crisis But the January issue of Chicago magazine, which hits newsstands Monday, details how enrollment at Columbia has plunged from 12,500 in 2008 to just over 8,000 today. The article focuses on other challenges facing a college that appears to be at a crossroads.

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Here to share his thoughts on the future of Columbia College Chicago is President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.  


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