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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. The space 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 venue provides a unique educational opportunity to 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.

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. Those agreements ensure a smooth transition from an associate into a bachelor’s program at Columbia College.

Location history

Established in 1988 in Blue Springs, Columbia College-Kansas City moved to Independence in 1993. The venue relocated to Blue Ridge Tower to provide enhanced educational facilities and opportunities to Kansas City area residents.

Today, it continues to serve civilian and military 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 venue 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. The city also has some of the top-rated barbecue restaurants in the country.

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 venue.

For more information about community activities, check out the Visit KC website.


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