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Columbia College-Orlando announces enrollment numbers

Orlando, Fla., August 21, 2012 -- Columbia College-Orlando announced new-student enrollment for the August 2012 session. The campus saw a 26-percent increase in new students over the August 2011 session. Total enrollment for the current session is 976 students.

Columbia College-Orlando was established in 1975 as part of the Navy Campus of the Naval Training Center. The campus later moved to its current location in 1999 when the Naval Training Center closed. Today, it continues to provide a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format, and serves civilian and military adult learners in the Orlando area.

Columbia College-Orlando offers six associate degrees, seven bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree program on campus as well as 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