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About Columbia College-St. Louis 

Columbia College-St. Louis is our oldest nationwide venue, established in 1973. Located on Woodson Road, the venue offers 15 classrooms, two computer labs available throughout the day and evening, a student research lab, a student lounge and dining area, wireless access and convenient, free parking.

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

Students at Columbia College-St. Louis take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Campus history

The St. Louis campus was the first extended campus for Columbia College. It was established in 1973 and was located for a short time at the Army Reserve Personnel Center, then moved to its current location on Woodson Road. Today, it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the St. Louis area.

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 more than 2.8 million people in the greater area, St. Louis, is the 18th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

St. Louis is home to 20 Fortune 1000 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Emerson Electric, Boeing, Express Scripts , Monsanto, and Brown Shoe.

Recreation and entertainment opportunities abound with sites like Union Station, the former St. Louis' train terminal featuring hotel and specialty shops; Cardinals baseball, Rams football, and Blues hockey teams; the Gateway Arch; Forest Park, the largest urban park in the United States, featuring the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, and Missouri History Museum, and cultural venues including The Saint Louis Symphony and Fox Theater.

Columbia College-St. Louis is easily accessible from several major highways and is only one minute from Lambert St. Louis International Airport and MetroLink light rail linking downtown, Clayton, Shrewsbury, and Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

For more information about community activities, consult the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Web site.


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