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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 as well as certificate programs on campus and online.


  • One of the most affordable private colleges in St. Louis
    • $205 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 Computer labs available to students during day and night, one student research lab, a student lounge, and a student dining area
  • Full Internet access to the college's electronic library plus
  • Wireless connection throughout the building
  • Academic Advising by appointment, phone, fax or e-mail
  • Textbook purchases by phone, fax or over the Internet through an external vendor
  • Convenient location with plenty of parking
  • 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 St. Louis campus fosters personal attention and interaction with the instructor and other adult students.
    • Instructors at Columbia College-St. Louis 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.