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Online degree programs

Earn an accredited associate, bachelor's or master's degree online at your own pace and on your own schedule! If you're a busy working adult or military student looking for a convenient and affordable way to earn your college degree, Columbia College may be exactly what you have been searching for!

Founded in 1851, Columbia College serves nearly 25,000 students each year across the United States and around the world. We offer an extensive variety of accredited academic degree programs to fit the educational needs and personal schedule of working adults and military students.

So if work, military or family obligations have kept you from attending a traditional college, you are an excellent candidate to pursue your college degree online with Columbia College. The Online Campus at Columbia College allows you to study virtually anywhere, anytime.

Select from 28 accredited online associate, online bachelor's or online master's degree programs, with more than 800 online classes offered each session.


The current Columbia College online degree course offerings are listed below:

Business Administration Department

Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department

Education Department

Students who reside outside of Missouri and plan to enroll in the Principal Track are responsible for verifying that the program meets requirements for licensure as a principal in their state.

General Studies

History, Philosophy, Political Science and Criminal Justice Department

Language and Communication Studies Department

Nursing Department

Physical & Biological Sciences Department

Psychology, Sociology and Human Services Department


Columbia College online instructors are experienced teachers, many of whom also teach our traditional day and evening courses. You can rest assured you are receiving the same high-quality educational experience online as you would in seat because our online courses meet the same academic and accreditation standards as our in-seat or on-campus courses and degree programs.

More than 24,000 people take accredited online classes each year at Columbia College through our Online Campus. Classes are taught in eight-week sessions with six sessions offered each year.

Learn more about online learning at Columbia College.


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