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Prospective Students

Smiling student Columbia College-San Diego understands the needs of military members and adults seeking their education. In fact, more than half of our 34 Nationwide Campuses are located on military bases.

We are part of an extended network of campuses located around the country. The home campus, founded in 1851, is located in Columbia, Mo.

Columbia College serves nearly 25,000 students each year.

When you compare academic quality, experience with the military, tuition, scheduling, faculty credentials, flexibility and convenience, we think you'll agree Columbia College-San Diego leads the way in offering an affordable, private education for working adults.

Someday starts today.

Associate and bachelor's degrees

Affordable, private education

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  • Accept Veterans Administration benefits and corporate tuition assistance
  • Financial aid to qualified students

Academic integrity

  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member since 1918.

Online and on campus degree programs

  • Online and on-campus classes may be taken simultaneously so you can earn your degree as soon as possible.

Convenient scheduling

Easy application process

  • online application
  • Submit high school diploma or GED
  • Official transcripts for any colleges attended
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Qualified faculty

  • Practicing professionals
  • Credentials include at least a master's degree

Small classes

  • Faculty-to-student ratio of 1:15 at the San Diego campus
  • Quality interaction with mature students and instructor

Student-friendly transfer credit policy

Resources when you need them

  • Modern education technology in classrooms
  • Full Internet access to the college's electronic library on and off campus
  • Free advising by appointment, phone, fax or e-mail
  • Textbook purchases by phone, fax or over the Internet through MBS Online Bookstore
  • Parking is available near building on base


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