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Student-focused and tight-knit, CC is home to students across the nation.

  • Are you an everyday superhero?

    Every year, thousands of Columbia College students juggle school with jobs, life, and family, as they work to make their world a better place with a college degree. In short, they are everyday superheroes. Are you ready to join the movement?

  • Cougar hoops teams hope to build off last year’s success

    Men’s and women’s squads ranked in the top 20 in the country headed into December

  • Honoring the ones who serve

    More than a dozen volunteers gathered on the morning of Monday, November 7, to help decorate the campus for Veterans Week, five days of celebrating the military that culminated on Veterans Day.

What can I study?

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Columbia College classroom

Classes are small, so your voice is heard, not the lecturer's.

What type of classes work for me?

  • Online

    Online classes give you the flexibility to fit your degree around your other commitments. You’ll have assignments and deadlines, but will be free to complete them at times convenient to you. Class sessions last eight weeks.

  • Day

    Our campus in Columbia, Missouri, combines day classes with a vibrant student community, including on-campus athletics, residence halls and more than 50 student organizations, all in one of the nation’s top college towns. Classes take place over 16-week semesters.

  • Evening

    With evening classes, you can earn a degree without putting your life on hold. Class sessions last eight weeks and are available at our many locations across the nation. You’ll also have the option to take online classes at any time.

How will I pay?

Don’t be put off by the sticker price – there are tons of ways to pay for your education.

  • 160

    More than 160 years: That’s how long we’ve been serving our students.

  • 70

    70% of Columbia College students receive federal grants to help pay for college.

  • 4.1

    $4.1 million: Amount of scholarships awarded by Columbia College each year.

Where’s my nearest location?

If you aren't near one of our 35+ locations, you can take classes online.

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Though founded in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has since expanded to more than 35 locations around the country. With more than 15 locations on military bases, we excel at serving military members and veterans as well as civilians.

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What's happening at Columbia College?

When can I start?

Evening and online classes: next session begins

January 2

All evening and online class sessions last eight weeks.

Registration deadline:
January 1

Day classes in Columbia, Missouri

All classes at the Day Campus take place over 16-week semesters.

Next semester begins:
January 2
Registration deadline:
January 8

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Find out how six sessions could affect your financial aid eligibility and the way you register for classes.

Six Sessions

Who will be teaching me?

Get to know...
Dr. Kent Strodtman
Assistant Professor of Biology, Columbia, Missouri

Fun facts

  • Proponent of the Paleo diet
  • 17th generation American
  • Keeps bioluminescent jellyfish protein on hand at all times
Read about Dr. Kent Strodtman
Portrait of Dr. Kent Strodtman
“I want you to come in as my student and leave as my colleague.”


Cougar Athletics
  • Cross country

    From Columbia, MO to Phoenix, AZ- that’s how far the Cougar cross country teams’ combined mileage from this season reaches.

  • Golf

    Student-athlete golfers uphold tradition of high grades and community volunteerism, all while delivering impressive performances on the green.

  • Soccer

    The reigning American Midwest Conference champions are defending national top five stats this season.

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