Columbia College was recently named to Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2013" list
These annual rankings were based on accreditation, graduation rates, veterans staff, transfer credit policies, academic support and participation in the Yellow Ribbon program. The "Best for Vets" ranking reflects our commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities and service to our veterans.
U.S.News & World Report names Columbia College online programs among nation’s best
Columbia College's online bachelor's degree programs and the MBA program were recognized in the second edition of Top Online Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Recognition was based on teaching practices and student engagement; faculty credentials and training; and student services and technology.
Princeton Review names Columbia College one of the best colleges in the Midwest
Columbia College is one of only 153 schools in a 12-state region to be named a 2012 Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company. The review profiles hundreds of schools as "regional bests" across four locales: the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest and the West. Colleges were selected based on academic excellence and surveys of current students.
According to the Princeton Review’s website, "Columbia College opens doors for its students to experience new discoveries, relationships and areas of knowledge that can be explored through thought-provoking, honest dialogue — both in and out of the classroom."
"Academics are strong, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and offered in a learning environment characterized by civility and respect. Students feel at home on the beautiful campus, located in Columbia, Mo., thanks to the private college’s close-knit community where opportunities to get involved are plentiful."
GetEducated.com names Columbia College a "Best Buy"
GetEducated.com, a respected clearinghouse of accredited online programs, designated Columbia College as a "Best Buy" for several online degrees. The college's online bachelor's degrees in business, criminal justice, human services, psychology, sociology and master’s degrees in business and criminal justice all ranked in the top 10 best buys for their respective categories.
Columbia College recognized as a leader in military-friendly education
Military Advanced Education, a publication that focuses on educational services and opportunities for military students, listed Columbia College in its 2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. According to MAE, with a record number of submissions, this year’s guide is more comprehensive than ever before. Selected schools have met rigorous criteria informed by education services officers across the services and have truly earned the designation of “military-friendly.” Institutions such as Columbia College, says MAE, set the gold standard for serving the men, women, spouses and retirees who serve or have served our country.
G.I. Jobs Military friendly school
G.I. Jobs magazine selected Columbia College as a military-friendly school for 2012 due to the college's steadfast commitment to educating military and student veterans. The honor places the college in the top 20 percent of all schools nationwide.
The magazine evaluates institutions on such things as being a VA approved institution for the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits, military and veteran enrollments, generous transfer credit policies, flexible learning programs and tuition benefits.
Columbia College recognized as a “College of Distinction”
Columbia College is one of only 250 higher educational institutions in the U.S. and six in Missouri to be named a "College of Distinction" by Student Horizons, Inc., an organization that seeks to go beyond commercially driven rankings of admission selection standards to focus on the quality of education students receive.
Colleges are recognized for their commitment and performance of the “Four Distinctions:” engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. The selection process also involves reviewing faculty/student ratios, average class size, the student first-year experience, general education curriculum, experiential elements in the curriculum, residential and extra-curricular activities and the school’s strategic plan. See their review.