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Prospective Students


Smiling student Columbia College-Jacksonville is a metropolitan campus established in 2006 to meet the needs of working adults in the area. The campus is in addition to the Columbia College campus located on Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Both campuses 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-Jacksonville leads the way in offering an affordable, private education for working adults.

Someday starts today.

Associate and bachelor's degrees as well as certificate programs

Affordable, private education

Students in discussion
  • 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-14 at the Jacksonville campuses
  • 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
  • Free advising by appointment, phone, fax or e-mail
  • Textbook purchases by phone, fax or Internet through an external vendor