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About Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport

Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport was established in 1996. The venue offers high-tech classrooms and qualified academic advisors and faculty. Students have access to an outdoor study area and multipurpose athletic field, as well as high-speed, online access to library resources.

The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military adult learners.

Students take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport has agreements with Highland Community College, Rock Valley College and Rockford Career Center. This provides students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor's degree at Columbia College.

Location history

Established in 1996, Columbia College-Freeport was originally requested by community leaders who desired a four-year degree program in the city.

Community information

We know there's more to life than studying. When you're ready to take a break from the books, you'll find plenty of recreational, cultural and sports opportunities.

Freeport, a vibrant community in Northwest Illinois, boasts the best of both worlds with modern high-tech companies as well as the scenic charm of the rural Midwest. Freeport and the surrounding communities portray a healthy community where:

  • Four Fortune 500 companies or their leading divisions make their home
  • Public and private school systems strive to create a community of learners
  • The area's energetic 28,000 residents enjoy 780 acres of well - equipped parks and other recreation facilities
  • Stephenson County's 76,000 residents celebrate numerous festivals and cultural events in Freeport and surrounding communities
  • Freeport Memorial Hospital and several area clinics assure ready access to expert medical care
  • Numerous musical and theatrical performances — both by community and school organizations — enliven the community
  • More than 200 national, regional and local stores offer an array merchandise and services

For more information about community activities, visit the Freeport Chamber of Commerce website.


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