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Columbia University (Fu Foundation)


Online Engineering Program

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Quick Facts

Online master's in engineering degree programs: 17


Full time tuition in-state (per credit) $1,640
Full time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $1,640
Part time tuition in-state (per credit) $1,640
Part time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $1,640


Total online enrollment: 151
85% Male / 15% Female
Average age for new entrants: 27 years
Percent of new students sponsored by employer: 90%


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
62% 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: The distance learning program from Columbia University's engineering school offers an education with a faculty whose research endeavors are focused on expanding the knowledge base of engineering and creating technological solutions that serve society. Columbia students, faculty, and alumni strive to improve the human condition locally, nationally, and globally with their enthusiasm to learn, to question, and to solve some of the world’s most pressing current and future challenges.
Average class size: 5
Maximum class size: 20


Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate: 3.0 years
Percent of students who graduate within 3 years (2012-2013) 50%
New student retention rate (2012-2013): 99%
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered: 143
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: 2
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

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Academic integrity training is provided via an online orientation that is required to be completed by all students. Faculty further explain Columbia University's Academic Integrity guidelines during lectures and any collaboration between students permitted in assignments. Faculty distribute exams directly to approved proctors from a secure online portal. Completed exams are returned by proctors directly to the faculty along with a signed coversheet testifying that the exam was administered according to the specified guidelines.
Students review and sign an ethics statement: Yes


Instructors who are elected members of National Academy of Engineering: 11%
Average online teaching experience: 8 years
Tenured or tenure-track faculty: 68
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 100% full-time
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 72 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

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: 128k
Required Internet connection: 28k
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 5 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

American Indian: 0.7%
Asian: 9.9%
Black or African American: 1.3%
Hispanic: 0.7%
Two or more races: N/A
International: 13.2%
Pacific Islander: N/A
Unknown: 67.5%
White: 6.6%
Students who are employed when first enrolling: 95%


Engineering-related undergraduate coursework requirement: Yes, always
Engineering-related undergraduate degree requirement: Yes, with exceptions
Engineering-related work experience requirement: Yes, with exceptions
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA: 100%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Entrants providing GRE scores 100%
Average GRE score: 165 quantitative, 154 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 Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: No
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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