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About Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood

Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood provides educational opportunities 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 learners.

The Fort Leonard Wood venue has the distinct ability to provide services to students through its Educational Services Office. Classes are also offered at another conveniently located Columbia College venue in Waynesville, near the Fort Leonard Wood base. The Waynesville venue provides students with access to its high-tech computer lab, three classrooms and academic advising and student services. Students take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Location history

Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood was established in 1974. Today it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the area.

Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood is part of Columbia College's network of nationwide venues. The first extended venue was founded in St. Louis in 1973 after an Army education services officer was interested in providing courses to Army recruiters in the area.

Today, Columbia College has more than 30 venues, including one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The online program at Columbia College also serves students in the Fort Leonard Wood area.

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.

Fort Leonard Wood is a closed post. To enter the military base, guests must show a driver's license, a current state vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Civilians enrolling in classes on post must apply for a post pass. Contact the office to get information about post access. Non-affiliated civilians from the surrounding communities are welcome to use on-post education program facilities on a space-available basis.


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