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Columbia, Missouri, Residential Campus


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There are two semesters per year, each lasting 16 weeks. Additional summer courses can be taken from any location.

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Next semester begins August 15, 2020

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What can I study?

Earn your degree with day classes at our historic campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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  • Student playing eSports

    Playing on campus

    Crush the competition on the track, court, field, course, and screen with our Cougar Athletics teams, including one of the nation's first varsity eSports teams.
  • Students moving into residence hall

    Living on Campus

    With residence halls located right on our small campus, it'll only take you a minute or two to get to classes, the library, gym or Cougar athletic events. And downtown Columbia is only a five minute walk away!
    Residential Life
  • Students in dining hall

    Dining on campus

    Stay fueled for college life, with all-day dining at Dulany Dining Hall and a selection of snacks and Starbucks coffee at the Cougar Café.

    Campus dining

Find your home at Columbia College

Lock in your tuition

Total cost at the traditional campus includes tuition, books and some fees.

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Start at Columbia College

Step 1:


Fill out and submit an application for acceptance to Columbia College.

Step 2:


Send all transcripts and test scores your program requires to the Office of the Registrar.

Step 3:


Get your education funding lined up scholarship applications.

What's new at Columbia College?

Small campus, vibrant college town

  • Student exploring Columbia


    You'll find the great outdoors in abundance in Columbia, with more than 50 miles of trails, dozens of parks, fishing lakes and a state park, all within walking, cycling or driving distance.

  • Students eating in Columbia


    Columbia has hundreds of restaurants and food trucks, covering everything from American cuisine to Thai food, Korean tacos, British pub grub and Indian delicacies.

  • Students experiencing events in Columbia


    In addition to a thriving arts scene, Columbia becomes the center of the film world with the True/False film festival. Then, the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival brings artists like the Black Crowes, Buddy Guy and Dwight Yoakam to Stephens Lake Park.


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