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About Salt Lake campus

Columbia College-Salt Lake was established in 1975. The campus offers:

  • Outstanding staff and faculty who are industry leaders in their field
  • Modern educational equipment in classrooms
  • A high-tech computer lab, large seminar room and student lounge
  • Academic advising by appointment, phone, fax or e-mail
  • Convenient location with plenty of free parking
  • Meeting rooms available for seminars

The Salt Lake campus provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. As part of a network of campuses across the country and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians as well as military adult learners.

More than 400 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Columbia College-Salt Lake has an agreement with Salt Lake Community College, which allows students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor’s degree, and beyond, at Columbia College.

Campus history

This campus was established in 1975 at Fort Douglas Army Education Center. Columbia College-Salt Lake originally served the educational needs of military personnel at Fort Douglas and the Army National Guard Units in the area. After the base closed in 1989, the campus moved to a leased facility on 400 South Street in downtown Salt Lake City. To accommodate increasing enrollment numbers in 1997 the campus relocated to Decker Lake Drive. In order to improve accessibility and increase visibility, the campus moved again in June 2008 to its present location. Columbia College-Salt Lake is part of the college's Adult Higher Education network of 35 Nationwide Campuses across the country, including 18 on military bases.

The campus offers 10 degrees and 75 courses in five eight week sessions per year. Last year the campus served over 400 students and the campus has graduated more than 500 students since 2002. In 2000, the college started the Online Campus and today its 20 Online degrees are open to Salt Lake students. Last year, about 200 Salt Lake students took online classes, joining the total 21,000 Nationwide students.

Community information

We know there's more to life than studying. When you're ready to take a break from the books, you'll find plenty of recreational, cultural and sports opportunities.

With nearly 7 million visitors to the Salt Lake City area each year, this fun and unique city boasts something for everyone.

With the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west, Salt Lake City is famous for its skiing attractions. Home to nine major ski resorts, three cross-country ski areas and the nation's only recreational ski jumping complex, and having hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, this area is well known for its outdoor recreation.

Utah also has one of the largest concentrations of computer software firms and biomedical firms; it also boasts one of the youngest populations, the highest literacy rate and the highest number of people with a college education.For more information about community activities, consult the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce Web site.


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