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At a Glance

Liberal arts and sciences

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


  • One of the most affordable private colleges in Rolla
    • $200 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

  • Modern educational technology in classrooms.
  • Computer lab with 20 computers and a resource lab with 8 additional computers.
  • Campus-wide wireless Internet access.
  • Full Internet access to the college's electronic library, as well as MST's on-campus library.
  • Convenient Academic and Teacher Certification Advising by appointment, phone, or E-mail.
  • Math and English tutoring by appointment.
  • Text purchases by phone or over the Internet through an external vendor.
  • Convenient location with plenty of free parking.
  • Student Lounge.

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-16 at the Rolla campus fosters personal attention and interaction with the instructor and other adult students.
  • Instructors at Columbia College-Rolla 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.