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About Columbia College — Jefferson City

Columbia College — Jefferson City was established in 1974 and moved to its current location in 2000. The 19,000-square-foot space offers high-tech classrooms, 11 classrooms, two computer labs, a student lounge and convenient free parking.

The venue provides a unique educational opportunity for working adults through 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.

More than 1,600 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here. Classes meet twice a week for 2.5 hours.

Location history

Established in 1974 at the National Guard Armory, Columbia College — Jefferson City started serving the civilian population in 1982. The venue has been located on Emerald Lane since 2000, and today continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the Jefferson City 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.

The capital of Missouri, Jefferson City has a population of approximately 40,000 people. The town, originally established in 1821, was named after Thomas Jefferson. Many of the early settlers were Jefferson's friends and had lived near him at Monticello.

Located on the banks of the Missouri River, Jefferson City is home to the All Missouri Veterans Memorial on the capitol grounds. The city is also home to the Cole County Historical Museum and the Harry S. Truman State Office Building.

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


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