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About Guantanamo Bay campus

Columbia College-Guantanamo Bay was established in 2003. The campus provides higher education to working adults and offers five classrooms, a computer lab, a qualified academic advisors and faculty and high-speed, online access to library resources.

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

Students at Columbia College-Guantanamo Bay take a mix of on-campus and online classes.

Columbia College has an agreement with Central Texas College, which allows students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor’s degree, and beyond, at Columbia College.

Campus History

Columbia College-Guantanamo was established in 2003 and began offering courses to students in January 2004. Today it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the area.

Columbia College-Guantanamo Bay 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 Guantanamo Bay 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.

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the oldest continuous operating U.S. military installation overseas and the only one in a communist country. Located in Oriente Province on the southeast corner of Cuba, the base is approximately 400 miles from Miami, Fla. Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the base has served as host to the Detainee Mission of the War on Terrorism.

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