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Welcome McDonald's employees, spouses, and dependents 

Columbia College and McDonald's have agreed on an educational partnership affording its employees, spouses, and dependents strategic benefits to help their careers soar.

Apply today at no cost

Truition® promise

With Truition®, your education is one low price. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.

Flexible class schedules

Take evening or online classes to fit around your work schedule over six short 8-week sessions a year.


Columbia College is regionally accredited. Your degree will be respected in the workplace regardless of class format.

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Ensure you select your company name on the application to earn your discount.

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Transfer what you already know.

Apply what you already know toward a degree or certificate. We award three academic credit hours for your current, state-issued real estate agent or broker's license. Additionally, you can receive credit for CLEP tests, courses you've completed at other regionally accredited colleges and military training. This saves you time and money on your degree.

We'll provide an unofficial review of your transcripts before you apply, so you'll know exactly what you need to finish your program.

We offer eight-week classes that start six times a year, providing a flexible path to your degree or certificate. Classes are offered online or in seat at more than 30 locations nationwide.

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A community 20,000 strong

With 20,000 students and more than 89,000 alumni across the globe, you'll be in good company. And you can be proud knowing our traditional campus has stood for more than 165 years.

Save thousands on tuition

Employees can save up to $6,750 for undergraduate degree and $2,640 for a graduate degree.

$ 318 .75

standard partner rate per credit hour

$ 416 .50

standard partner rate per credit hour


Applying should be the easiest part of college. Just follow these steps.

  1. Apply

    Complete the free online application. Applying shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

  2. Complete the admissions process

    Authenticate your identity online or in person at a venue near you. Provide proof of High School completion.

  3. Partner verification

    Upon Admission, you will receive an email containing simple instructions to verify your affiliation with our partnered organization.

  4. Complete transfer evaluation

    Official transcripts from all previous institutions must be submitted within 90 days of enrollment. Official transcripts should be sent to or 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216.

Let us be your guide

Complete this short form, and let us guide you through the process.

Interested in partnering with Columbia College?

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Federal aid

The federal government provides money for college. You may apply for Pell Grants, which are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Or, apply for low-interest federal loans.

Private aid

Employers, organizations and businesses offer scholarships to pay for college. These do not have to be repaid. Search our Scholarship Finder to determine what may be available in your area.


Columbia College offers Truition®, which means you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.