Students scored in the top one percent nationally.
Fourteen Columbia College students scored in the top one percent of all students nationally taking the test.
Columbia College administers a nationally normed test called the Measure of Academic Progress and Proficiency to assess student achievement in general education courses. The MAPP is administered at 380 colleges and universities and has been taken by 375,000 students.
In 2008-2009, 575 Columbia College students took the MAPP. Statistically, six students should have scored in the top 1 percent, but 14 Columbia College education students scored in the top one percent, a phenomenal showing and one that bodes well for education.
The 14 students break down by location as follows:
- Main campus seniors: 7 (one perfect score)
- Main campus freshmen: 4
- Online Campus seniors: 2
- Nationwide Campus Seniors: 1
The college added a masters of arts in teaching in June 2008; this offering has proven quite popular for teachers and other students juggling teaching and family while going to school.