2 Continue your story GS is the premier liberal arts college for students who, for personal or professional reasons, have interrupted their education. GS provides an Ivy League education to the widest range of talented students with demonstrated potential to succeed.
3 Traditional versus Nontraditional History of Columbia University Traditional Student % of college/university student in U.S. Pursues college or university work immediately following high school, without 1786 interruption Full-time student 1857 Most likely does not work while enrolled or only part-time 1864 Nontraditional students - 77% of college/university students in U.S Hiatus in education May attend part- or full-time May work while attending college May have family responsibilities, including children * Figures from U.S. Department of Education, 2002 Condition of Education: Nontraditional Undergraduates SCHOOL OF OF GENERAL STUDIES
4 History History of Columbia University Early History of Columbia University Founded as King s College 1786 First college in New York State Fifth oldest 1857 college in the nation Classes met at Trinity Church Name changed 1897 to Columbia College to celebrate our new nation With the addition of graduate programs, the College becomes Columbia University Columbia moves to its current home in Morningside Heights. SCHOOL OF OF GENERAL STUDIES
5 History History of the School of General Studies 1904 Founding of the Extension Teaching Program, which offers courses to working, non-degree students The extension program is reorganized as an undergraduate college, the School of General Studies (GS) GS begins to grant the B.A. degree Creation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which ensures that all Columbia undergraduates will take the same classes, with the same professors.
6 Columbia Today University Schools and Affiliates Schools and Resources 20 Schools and affiliates make up Columbia University 20 schools and affiliates make up Columbia University. Each school is independent Each school is independent. 4 Schools 16 offer schools undergraduate offer graduate degrees degrees. 16 Schools 4 schools offer graduate offer undergraduate degrees degrees. SCHOOL OF OF GENERAL STUDIES
7 Columbia Today Four Undergraduate Colleges The four colleges are separate for administrative purposes only. Academically, all four colleges share the same professors, classrooms, and degree. Administratively, each college has its own mission, admits its own students, and serves the needs of its students outside the classroom.
8 Columbia Today Columbia College: coed liberal arts college for traditional students School of General Studies: liberal arts college for nontraditional students Fu Foundation: School of Engineering and Applied Science Barnard College: women s liberal arts college for traditional students
9 About General Studies GS at a Glance Approximately 1200 students 54% full-time, 46% part-time 51% female, 49% male 28% are African-American, Asian- American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American. 17% are international students, representing more than 75 countries and speaking more than 20 languages. Average age: 29
10 About General Studies Traditional Academic Experience Liberal Arts degree with more than 70 majors BA, BS, and second bachelor s degrees For Nontraditional Students Study part-time or full-time Day and evening courses
11 Academics Degree Requirements 124 credits are needed to receive a bachelor s degree: 60 credits for the Core Curriculum 30+ credits for the major 25+ credits of electives
12 Academics Core Curriculum Distinguishes Columbia from other Ivy League schools Ensures that students develop skills in writing and critical reasoning, while also introducing a broad array of disciplines and fields of inquiry Flexibility within the Core allows students to choose courses from many different departments to fulfill requirements
13 Academics All Columbia students must fulfill requirements in Art Cultural Diversity Foreign Language Humanities Literature Music Quantitative Reasoning Science Social Sciences Writing Some requirements can be fulfilled with transfer credit or AP results.
14 Academics Majors More than 70 majors offered by over 40 academic departments Must complete prerequisites before declaring your major Department and major information is available online
15 Columbia and the GS Brand History of Columbia University A Columbia undergraduate education: One develops the capacity to think about life s questions more consciously and productively in order to experience one s own life in a richer and more meaningful way Columbia Brand 1786 GS Brand A world class research University. Leading scholars in all fields of inquiry. Foundations in the European academic tradition, yet proudly American and forward thinking Of New York City and part of New York City a University that is both global and local. Prestigious, most competitive. The Columbia Core. Traditional liberal arts education for nontraditional students. The premiere college in the country for nontraditional students. A groundbreaking approach to traditional education. Eclectic and dynamic SCHOOL OF OF GENERAL STUDIES
16 GS Age Demographic History of Columbia University SCHOOL OF OF GENERAL STUDIES
17 GS and Peer Institutions History of Columbia University Approach to nontraditional undergraduate education (X) FTE students Full integration with traditional undergraduate program Complete separation from traditional undergraduate program No separate school or program, full integration with traditional undergrads No separate school, but separate program integrated with traditional undergrads Separate school with same faculty and courses as traditional undergrads Separate school with separate faculty and courses (30) (974) (N/A) (N/A) (285)* (100) (30) (225)* (900)* Nontraditional students are treated like any other undergraduate, very few nontraditional students. Source: University websites; McKinsey analysis Students obtain same degree as other undergrads Admission standard is the same as other undergrad SCHOOL OF OF GENERAL STUDIES Students obtain different degree than traditional undergrads Admissions is treated separately Students obtain different degree than traditional undergrads Admissions is treated separately
18 GS Tuition Revenue and Expense Budget History of Columbia University 1754 Total Tuition and Expenses: / / / / /2009* 1857 Total Tuition $ 28,965,573 $ 32,005,967 $ 35,359,277 $ 35,807,546 $ 40,151,545 Growth - 10% 10% 1% 12% 1864 Total Expenses $ 7,868,297 $ 9,062,730 $ 9,641,648 $ 10,446,493 $ 12,305,931 Non Fin Aid Expenses $ 3,322,830 $ 3,883,730 $ 3,478,097 $ 3,929,261 $ 4,680, SCHOOL OF OF GENERAL STUDIES
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