Columbia College is a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1851 as Christian Female College, the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. In 1970, the college changed its name to Columbia College when it became a coeducational, four-year liberal arts and sciences institution. Today the college serves more than 31,000 students through 35 Nationwide Campuses, a robust Online Campus, evening and day campuses, and graduate studies.
- The Day Campus and Evening Campus are located in Columbia, Mo.
- The college also has 35 extended campuses, including a campus in Guantanamo Bay.
- more than 950 Day Campus students
- nearly 3,000 Evening Campus students
- more than 10,000 nationwide campus students
- more than 16,000 Online Campus students
- more than 600 graduate students
- Undergraduate: associate and bachelor's degrees
- Graduate: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Military Studies(MAMS) and Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)
More than 800 undergraduate courses are offered through the Online Campus plus 27 online degrees.
- Day Campus - 11:1
Faculty and staff
- 969 full-time employees
- 346 full-time equivalent faculty members
- 69 full-time faculty (80 percent have the highest academic degree in their field)
Columbia College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
NAIA Division I in ten competitive sports: men and women's basketball, men and women's cross country, men and women's golf, women's volleyball, women's softball, and men and women's soccer.
A nonsectarian school welcoming all students regardless of religious affiliation, however, the college is affiliated by covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).