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Columbia College-Springfield announces enrollment numbers

Springfield, Mo., August 21, 2012 - Columbia College-Springfield announced its enrollment numbers for the August 2012 session. The campus, which moved from Ozark, Mo., to Springfield in December 2011, saw an 85-percent increase in new student enrollment over the August 2011 session. Total enrollment for the August 2012 session is 117.

Columbia College-Springfield offers four associate degrees and five bachelor’s degrees in business administration, criminal justice administration, fire service administration, general studies and psychology. Additionally, the college offers 23 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit