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Liberal Arts Schools
In Columbia, Maryland

There is only one liberal arts school in Columbia for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the city of Columbia, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Maryland Liberal Arts Employment

Columbia 560
Maryland 1,130

Exactly 560 of the 1,130 liberal arts professionals employed in Maryland, work in Columbia. There has been a 8% decline in the number of liberal arts professionals in Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for liberal arts professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. Maryland Liberal Arts employment growth

1,250 1,220 1,150 1,160 1,130
610 480 400 620 560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maryland
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$60,930 $72,360 $85,930 $80,780 $75,650
$43,230 $45,220 $47,030 $48,670 $49,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for liberal arts professionals in Columbia have increased. In 2010 liberal arts professionals in Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $75,650 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for liberal arts professionals in Columbia was $60,930 per year. The growth in the salary of liberal arts professionals in Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Columbia

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Liberal arts professionals make a median salary of $68,600 per year in Columbia. The difference in pay between the liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 241%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $36,180 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $123,380 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Columbia

Liberal Arts

Columbia liberal arts professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Columbia


There is only one accredited liberal arts school in the city. Many of Columbia's liberal arts professionals are graduates of this school.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in liberal arts offered by Columbia's liberal arts schools.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 345 students graduated from liberal arts courses in 2010.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Maryland

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