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About Columbia College-Kansas City

Columbia College-Kansas City was established in 1988 in Blue Springs and moved to its current location in July 1993 – a space which offers wireless access, high-tech classrooms and computer labs, a student lounge and convenient, free parking. In addition, security is available at all times.

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

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

Columbia College has articulation agreements with Metropolitan Community College and Johnson County Community College, making it easy to make a smooth transition from an associate into a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Columbia College.

Campus history

Established in 1988 in Blue Springs, Columbia College-Kansas City moved to Independence in 1993. The campus relocated to the Blue Ridge Tower site in order to provide enhanced educational facilities and opportunities to the Kansas City area communities.

Today, it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the Kansas 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 Kansas City campus is nestled among several top-quality restaurants and shopping areas.

As a major metropolitan center, Kansas City offers a wide range of educational, cultural, recreational, shopping and dining options, including some of the top-rated barbecue restaurants in the country.

Among some of the recreational attractions, Kansas City is home to the Chiefs of the National Football League and the Royals of Major League Baseball. The stadiums, located at the Truman Sports Complex, are just one mile west on Interstate 70 from our campus.

For more information about community activities, consult the Visit Kansas City web site.


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