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Columbia College announces enrollment numbers

COLUMBIA, Mo., August 20, 2012 -- Columbia College announced its enrollment numbers for fall 2012. For the traditional Day Campus, the college saw a 24.9-percent increase in new students compared to fall 2011. Total enrollment for the Day, Evening and Graduate programs is 2,533.

Total Enrollment for the Columbia campus:

Day Campus: 926

Evening Campus: 1,414

Graduate Studies: 193

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit