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Fort Leonard Wood campus opens 100th military test center

(COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- Columbia College's Fort Leonard Wood campus has opened the 100th DANTES test center in the nation, reports Dr. David L. King, director of Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood. DANTES are a series of 37 examinations comparable to undergraduate finals, and can be taken on a computer. The Fort Leonard Wood center is the college's 14th DANTES test center; the college also opened test centers on its Los Alamitos, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Sill campuses in the last year.

"Having the 100th national test center is of course a great honor, and it ties in with the Columbia College philosophy of service to soldiers. Really, it's just part of our overall superb service to students philosophy, military or civilian," said King. He adds that he hopes the tests will attract military learners who are not yet students to his campus.

Columbia College began educating military learners nearly 40 years ago and now has 18 campuses on military bases, including one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and a new campus in San Diego. About a third of the student body is on active duty, in the reserves, a veteran or a military family member.