Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

Online Engineering Program


Online Engineering Program - Veterans

Columbia University, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, is a private institution founded in 1754. Columbia offers a wide range of student activities. The Columbia Lions have more than 25 NCAA Division I teams in the Ivy League, there are numerous Greek fraternity and sorority chapters on campus, and the university has organizations like the Urban New Yorker, which gives out free tickets to events in the city. John Jay, President Barack Obama, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Maggie Gyllenhaal are distinguished Columbia alumni.

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Quick Facts

Online master's in engineering degree programs: 12


Full time tuition in-state (per credit): $1,782
Full time tuition out-of-state (per credit): $1,782
Part time tuition in-state (per credit): $1,782
Part time tuition out-of-state (per credit): $1,782
Total program graduates (2014-2015): 75
Total program cost (full-time, in-state): N/A
Total program cost (full-time, out-of-state): N/A
Total program cost (part-time, in-state): N/A
Total program cost (part-time, out-of-state): N/A


Total online enrollment: 296
80% Male / 20% Female
Average age for new entrants: 29 years
Percent of new students sponsored by employer: 75%


Application deadline (U.S. residents): rolling
92% accepted

Financial Aid Available

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants or scholarships) available: Yes

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School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: Columbia Video Network provides an experience identical to its on-campus programs in admissions, coursework, professors and graduation requirements. CVN has been leading the field of online learning since its inception in 1986, enabling thousands of working professionals and remotely located students to benefit from distance learning and pursue their degrees without any residency requirements on the campus in New York.
Average class size: 20
Maximum class size: 20


Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate: 3 years
New student retention rate (2013-2014): 95%
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered: 150
Same curricula for online and campus students: All
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.: Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 4
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students: Minority
Class participation graded: Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: 2
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24
Three-year graduation rate (2014-2015): 92%

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science requires all students and faculty-approved proctors to follow our Code of Academic Integrity. All of our systems are behind university login. All exams are proctored.
Students review and sign an ethics statement: Yes
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: Yes


Average online teaching experience: 14 years
Tenured or tenure-track faculty: 70
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 100% full-time
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 90 full-time
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 100% part-time
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: All

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y
ADA compliance: Central office reviews each course

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: 256k
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 10 full-time
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 10 part-time

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area networkY, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

International students: 28%
Students who are employed when first enrolling: 80%


Engineering-related undergraduate coursework requirement: Yes, always
Engineering-related undergraduate degree requirement: Yes, always
Engineering-related work experience requirement: Yes, with exceptions
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA: 84%
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.65
Entrants providing GRE scores: 84%
Average GRE score: 165 quantitative, 160 verbal
Application essay required: Yes
Letters of recommendation required: 3
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts required: 1
Admits applicants living abroad: Yes


Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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