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Prospective Students


Smiling student Columbia College-Rolla has been helping working adults advance their lives through higher education since 1996. In fact, everything we do is geared toward adult learners.

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, tuition, scheduling, faculty credentials, flexibility and convenience, we think you'll agree Columbia College-Rolla leads the way in offering an affordable, private education for working adults.

Someday starts today.

Associate, bachelor's and master's degrees and Teacher certification as well as certificate programs

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 of the North Central Association 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-to-16 at the Rolla campus
  • Quality interaction with mature students and instructor

Student-friendly transfer credit policy

Resources when you need them

  • Modern educational technology in classrooms.
  • Computer lab with 20 computers and a resource lab with 8 additional computers.
  • Campus-wide wireless Internet access.
  • Full Internet access to the college's electronic library, as well as MST's on-campus library.
  • Convenient Academic and Teacher Certification Advising by appointment, phone, or E-mail.
  • Math and English tutoring by appointment.
  • Text purchases by phone or over the Internet through an external vendor.
  • Convenient location with plenty of free parking.
  • Student Lounge.