Mission, vision & values

Our mission is simple: We change lives.

Strategic Plan: 2022-2027
Student Studying on Columbia College Campus in Missouri. 


Columbia College improves lives by providing quality education to both traditional and nontraditional students, helping them achieve their true potential.


Our vision is to be a highly innovative institution of higher education, dedicated to excellence in both its traditional and nontraditional programs nationwide.

New Hall Exterior - Higher Education excellence with online and traditional degree programs 

Students Studying on Columbia College Campus in Missouri - Higher Education for Traditional and Non-Traditional Students 


We believe all students deserve access to affordable quality education. We believe higher learning should be individualized, innovative and flexible. We believe a liberal arts core curriculum produces globally engaged citizens who are creative, curious and ethical. We believe people of all beliefs and backgrounds should engage in civil discourse and discovery.