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At a Glance

Liberal arts and sciences

Columbia College is a private, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college offering associate and bachelor's degrees as well as certificate programs on campus and online.

Tuition

  • One of the most affordable private colleges in Springfield
    • $180 per credit hour for on-campus classes
    • $245 per credit hour for online classes
students in classroom

Enrollment

Nationwide, Columbia College serves nearly 25,000 students each year.

Campus amenities/location

  • Modern educational equipment in classrooms
  • Full Internet access to the college's electronic library
  • Free advising by appointment, phone, fax or e-mail
  • Textbook ordering over the Internet through an external vendor
  • Convenient location with plenty of free parking

College history

Accreditation

Columbia College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association and has been since 1918.

Faculty

  • A faculty-to-student ratio of 1-to-14 at the Springfield campus fosters personal attention and interaction with the instructor and other adult students.
  • Instructors at Columbia College-Springfield are practicing professionals who have at least a master's degree in their field

Alumni

  • Columbia College has more than 68,000 living alumni around the country and the world.