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Featured program History

Knowing history tells you as much about today and tomorrow as it does about yesterday. Explore your passion for history with a history degree.

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"I wanted to get a foundation that would prepare me for a wide range of careers—even careers that may not have existed when I went to college."

Dr. M. Joy Hayes ’04
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

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Professional excellence

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.


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Campus safety

Columbia College is ranked the No. 3 most-secure campus in the U.S. by A Secure Life. The ranking is based on 10 years’ worth of data, including property crimes and campus safety protocols.

ASecureLife.com 2019 Most Secure College Campus Award.

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Quality online education

Columbia College is the No. 2 school in Missouri for online programs in 2020, according to Value Colleges. The organization considered the number of degree, course flexibility and military friendliness.

Best Online Colleges in Missouri award from Value Colleges.

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Military friendly

Columbia College is consistently named a military-friendly college. The college was on Military Times' "Best for Vets: Colleges 2020" list and named a Military Friendly School in 2020 by Military Friendly®.

Military Friendly School 2019-2020 Award. Military Times Best For Vets Award. View all pride points

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Featured alumni success story

"Columbia [College] is very military friendly. I loved that they are right here on base, and I could go see my counselor anytime I needed anything. The Columbia College-Fort Sill team was always amazing and willing to help."

Nilsa Gonzalez ’19
Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

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Three schools, one mission: you

Study in one of our three schools

Our programs are divided into three schools. This gives you a closer connection to the professors and students who are working in and studying similar fields.

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    School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

    You'll learn about the way people communicate, interact and understand the world.

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    School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

    Study biological processes, environmental structures and informational systems.

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    Robert W. Plaster School of Business

    You'll gain a strong understanding of the ways in which business is conducted.