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About Columbia College-Whidbey Island

Columbia College-Whidbey Island was established in 2001 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The venue offers six high-tech classrooms, high-speed and wireless access, qualified academic advisors and faculty. Students also have online access to library resources.

The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners.

More than 300 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here.

Location history

Columbia College-Whidbey Island was established in 2001 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Today it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the area.

Columbia College-Whidbey Island is part of Columbia College's network of nationwide venues. The first extended venue was founded in St. Louis in 1973 after an Army education services officer was interested in providing courses to Army recruiters in the area.

Today, Columbia College has more than 30 venues, including one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The online program at Columbia College also serves students in the Whidbey Island 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.

The NAS Whidbey venue is located on the largest natural island in the United States. The island is home to a variety of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. Enjoy sailing, arts and crafts festivals, sailboat racing and flying clubs. Many active duty personnel who have been stationed here remain for a lifetime. The island is a place of conservative change intended to preserve quality of life.


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