Quality of life
There's a reason national magazines consistently rank Columbia as one of the best places to live External link in the country. In addition to educational opportunities, the city is home to high-quality healthcare facilities, cultural opportunities and a low cost of living.
On the Columbia College campus, you'll be just minutes from shops, restaurants, galleries, concerts, theaters and cafes.
Columbia also has a number of parks and trails. Walk, jog or bike the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail External link. Enjoy public swimming areas. Hike at Rock Bridge or Finger Lakes state parks or the Mark Twain National Forest External link.
Columbia enjoys the best of all four seasons, including relatively mild winters, vibrant springs, pleasant summers and crisp autumns.
Columbia has a regional airport External link with direct flights to several major airports.
And we're just two hours away from St. Louis and Kansas City. Both cities have museums, zoos and other cultural attractions, as well as international airports.