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About Columbia College of Missouri-Lake County/Great Lakes 

Columbia College of Missouri-Lake County was established in 1974, and relocated to its current campus in 2008. The 14,000 sq. ft. venue offers seven traditional classrooms, two computer labs, large cyber cafe/student lounge and wireless access.

The Lake County 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.

Nearly 1,400 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Campus history

Columbia College-Lake County was established in 1972 at Fort Sheridan Army Base and later moved to Glenview Naval Air Base. Other moves included Waukegan and Park City. In March 2008, after 10 years in Park City, the campus moved to its present location in Gurnee.

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.

Located on Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee on Interstate 94, Lake County boasts 75 inland lakes, plus Lake Michigan, making it abound with an array of fishing, boating and swimming options.

The Lake County Forest Preserves have a wide variety of award-winning facilities and programs, while the new 1,100-acre Independence Grove has everything from paddleboats and canoes to outdoor concerts and picnic areas. Golfers can also enjoy 37 public golf courses, including ThunderHawk Golf Club, one of only six golf courses designated an Audubon Signature Sanctuary.

During the winter, there are plenty of activities, too, including cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

For more information about community activities, consult the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Web site.


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