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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 and teacher certification as well as certificate programs on campus and online.


  • One of the most affordable private colleges in Lake of the Ozarks
    • $195 per credit hour for on-campus classes
    • $245 per credit hour for online classes
students in classroom


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

Campus amenities/location

  • Two floors of large comfortable classrooms
  • State of the art Science lab
  • Modern new computer labs
  • The latest technology in each classroom for course presentation
  • Updated medical skills lab complete with current hospital equipment
  • Easy access from major highway 54 with large parking area
  • Large student commons area w/small kitchen, computers, and comfortable study chairs

College history


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


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


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