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About Fort Worth

Columbia College-Fort Worth was established in 1975 at Naval Air station Dallas and relocated to NAS Fort Worth in 1997. The location offers high-tech classrooms, qualified academic advisors and faculty and high-speed, online access to library resources. CLEP and DANTES testing facilities are available on-site.

The Fort Worth campus provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. As part of a network of locations across the country and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians as well as military adult learners.

Nearly 500 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Campus history

Columbia College-Fort Worth was originally founded at Naval Air Station Dallas in 1975. The campus began holding classes at NAS Fort Worth in 1992 when the government began closing NAS Dallas. The Columbia College office officially relocated to NAS Fort Worth in March 1997.

Columbia College-Fort Worth is part of Columbia College's network of nationwide campuses. The first extended campus 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, the Division of Adult Higher Education at Columbia College includes 30 campuses, including one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. About half of Columbia College's nationwide campuses are on military bases. The Online Campus at Columbia College also serves students in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas.

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.

For more information about community activities, consult the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Web site.


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