State regulatory information

The Columbia College main campus is located in Columbia, MO. The college has more than 30 locations across the U.S. and in Guantanamo Bay.

Internships

Columbia College offers the opportunity to earn elective credit for internship experience in most states.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (online RN to BSN)

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the states of District of Columbia, Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.

State-specific information

Columbia College is authorized, exempt, certified, licensed, registered or not required to seek approval in all states to offer programs. Please click on a state below for specific details related to catalog addenda, disclaimers, and agency complaint contact information.

The Redstone Arsenal location is authorized by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to offer degree programs listed on Columbia College-Redstone Arsenal's page.

The Redstone Arsenal location is licensed by the Alabama Community College System to offer degree programs listed on Columbia College-Redstone Arsenal's degree page.

Columbia College’s Online Education is licensed by the Alabama Community College System to offer degree programs listed on Columbia College’s Online Education page.

Alabama was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on January 1, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015.

Educator Preparation Programs: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at an institution outside of Alabama must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at Alabama State Department of Education .

Nursing: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice.

Enrollment by a minor shall be co-signed by an adult.

Enrollment Agreement:

Alabama Enrollment Agreement  

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement process. The enrollment agreement posted here is for information only and should not be submitted as an official document to allow student enrollment in courses.

Students who need to submit an official version of the form may locate it in CougarTrack .

Minor students who need to submit the form should print the PDF version above as it requires an accompanying adult signature. Please print, complete, sign, and then either email it to the location at Redstone@CCIS.edu or mail it to:

Columbia College – Redstone
Army Education Center
Building 3495, Suite 106
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5192

Agency contact information:

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Alabama Community College System

Complaint process:

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Alabama Community College System
Department of Defense (DoD)
Attorney General

VA statement:

The Columbia College–Redstone Arsenal location has been approved by the Alabama State Approving Agency, Department of Postsecondary Education to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Alabama can be viewed on the degrees page.

Alaska was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on May 13, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Alaska.

Agency contact information:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Complaint process:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Alaska can be viewed on the degrees page.

Arizona was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on November 11, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Arizona.

Agency contact information:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Complaint process:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Arizona can be viewed on the degrees page.

Arkansas was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on June 29, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Arkansas.

Master of Arts in Teaching: "The Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Columbia College is not intended to lead to licensure. Students who plan to enroll in a course as part of a licensure sequence are responsible for verifying that the course meets licensure requirements for their college or university education program and for their state’s department of education."

Master of Education in Educational Leadership: "The Master of Education in Educational Leadership offered by Columbia College requires students to pursue a school administrator licensure in Missouri and then earn an Arkansas school administrator license by reciprocity. The state of Arkansas has additional course requirements in order to earn an Arkansas license in the program area or a similar program area, and students must check the website for information on Arkansas reciprocity ."

Agency contact information:

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education

Complaint process:

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Arkansas can be viewed on the degrees page.

Columbia College has been granted approval to operate under the terms of California Education Code (CEC) section 94890(a)(1).

Catalogs:

Enrollment Agreement

California Locations Enrollment Agreement

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The enrollment agreement and performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.

Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Performance Fact Sheets (PFS):

Imperial

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.
Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Associate
Bachelor
Master
Certificate
Lemoore

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.
Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Associate
Bachelor
Master
Certificate
Non-degree seeking certificate
Los Alamitos

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.
Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Associate
Bachelor
Master
Certificate
Non-degree seeking certificate
NB San Diego

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.
Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Associate
Bachelor
Master
Certificate
San Diego

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.
Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Associate
Bachelor
Master
Certificate
San Luis Obispo

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.
Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Associate
Bachelor
Master
Certificate
Non-degree seeking certificate
Online Education

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement and performance fact sheet process. The performance fact sheets posted here are for information only and should not be submitted as official documents to allow student enrollment in courses.
Students who need to submit official versions of these forms may locate them in CougarTrack .

Associate
Bachelor
Master
Certificate
Non-degree seeking certificate

Brochures:

Lemoore
Los Alamitos
San Diego
San Luis Obispo
Online Education

Annual Report:

2019 Annual Report

Agency contact information:

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Complaint process:

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Department of Defense (DoD)
Attorney General contact information

VA statement:

Columbia College California locations have been approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Benefits to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of California can be viewed on the degrees page.

Registered agent service:

Northwest Registered Agent, Inc., (#C3184722) 1267 Willis St. Suite 200, Redding, CA 96001

Columbia College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary institution in Colorado under §23-2-101, et seq., C.R.S. by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.  

Colorado was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on May 13, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Colorado.

RN to BSN:

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Columbia College is accredited by the:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 887-6791
Website: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Agency contact information:

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Complaint process:

Colorado Department of Higher Education
Department of Defense (DoD)

VA statement:

The Columbia College-Denver location has been approved by the Colorado State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Colorado can be viewed on the degrees page.

Connecticut was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on December 9, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Connecticut.

Agency contact information:

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

Complaint process:

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Connecticut can be viewed the degrees page.

Delaware was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on September 1, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Delaware.

Agency contact information:

Delaware Department of Education

Complaint process:

Delaware Department of Education
Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Delaware can be viewed on the degrees page.

Columbia College is approved for conditional exemption to offer internship experiences in Washington, DC by the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission.

District of Columbia was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on July 1, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the District of Columbia.

Agency contact information:

District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission

Complaint process:

District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission
Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the District of Columbia can be viewed on the degrees page.

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the District of Columbia.

Columbia College has been granted a license by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Students who attend colleges that are not accredited may be unable to sit for professional exams, be eligible for financial aid, and have difficulty in transferring college credits.

Florida was approved as a SARA member state in 2017. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Florida.

Agency contact information:

Florida Commission for Independent Education

Complaint process:

Florida Commission for Independent Education

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Florida can be viewed on the degrees page.

Columbia College is authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

Georgia was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on December 1, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015.

Agency contact information:

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Complaint process

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Department of Defense (DoD)

VA statement:

Columbia College Georgia locations have been approved by the Georgia State Approving Agency to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Georgia can be viewed on the degrees page.

Columbia College has been approved to operate as a post-secondary degree-granting educational institution in the state of Hawaii by Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Hawaii was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on May 17, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Hawaii.

Agency contact information:

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Hawaii Post-secondary Education Authorization Program

Complaint process:

Hawaii Post-secondary Education Authorization Program

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Hawaii can be viewed on the degrees page.

Idaho was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on May 13, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Idaho.

Agency contact information:

Idaho State Board of Education

Complaint process:

Idaho State Board of Education

Attorney General contact information

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Idaho can be viewed on the degrees page

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the State of Idaho.

Columbia College is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Illinois was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on July 31, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Illinois.

Agency contact information:

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Complaint process:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Department of Defense (DoD)

VA statement:

Columbia College Illinois locations have been approved by the state of Illinois, Department of Veterans Affairs, State Approving Agency to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Illinois can be viewed on the degrees page.

Indiana was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on February 21, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Indiana.

Agency contact information:

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Complaint process:

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Indiana can be viewed on the degrees page.

Iowa was approved as a SARA member state on June 1, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Iowa. 

Masters of Education in Educational Leadership: The Principal Track of the Masters of Education in Educational Leadership does not qualify a student for an initial principal license in Iowa. Students are responsible for contacting the Iowa Board of Educational Examiner for information about programmatic requirements for principal licensure.

Contact for Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
(515) 281-3245
(515) 281-3587 (principal licensure)

Agency contact information:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Complaint process:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Iowa can be viewed on the degrees page.

Kansas was approved as a SARA member state on November 16, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Kansas.

Agency contact information:

Kansas Board of Regents

Complaint process:

Kansas Board of Regents

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Kansas can be viewed on the degrees page.

Kentucky was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on November 2, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Kentucky.

Agency contact information:

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Complaint process:

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Kentucky can be viewed on the degrees page.

Louisiana was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) member state on October 17, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Louisiana.

Agency contact information:

Louisiana Board of Regents

Complaint process:

Louisiana Board of Regents

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Louisiana can be viewed on the degrees page.

Maine was approved as a SARA member state on November 9, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Maine.

Agency contact information:

Maine Department of Education

Maine State Board of Education

Complaint process:

Maine Department of Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Maine can be viewed on the degrees page.

Maryland was approved as a SARA member state on January 1, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Maryland.

Agency contact information:

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Maryland can be viewed on the degrees page.

Massachusetts was approved as a SARA member state on June 7, 2018. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Massachusetts.

Columbia College does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education.

Agency contact information:

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education

Complaint process:

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Massachusetts can be viewed on the degrees page.

Michigan was approved as a SARA member state on August 31, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Michigan.

Agency contact information:

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Postsecondary Schools

Complaint process:

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Postsecondary Schools

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Michigan can be viewed on the degrees page.

Minnesota was approved as a SARA member state on January 26, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Minnesota.

Agency contact information:

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Complaint process:

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Minnesota can be viewed on the degrees page

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the state of Minnesota.

Mississippi was approved as a SARA member state on January 1, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Mississippi.

Agency contact information:

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

Complaint process:

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Mississippi can be viewed on the degrees page.

Missouri was approved as a SARA member state on November 16, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Missouri.

The college is approved for teacher preparation by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Agency contact information:

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

The Nursing Program at the Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks campus is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Missouri State Board of Nursing

Complaint process:

Missouri Department of Higher Education

VA statement:

Columbia College Missouri locations have been approved by the state of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Veterans Education and Training Section to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Missouri can be viewed on the degrees page

Montana was approved as a SARA member state on August 13, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Montana.

Agency contact information:

Montana University System

Complaint process:

Montana University System

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Montana can be viewed on the degrees page.

Nebraska was approved as a SARA member state on August 9, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Nebraska.

Agency Contact Information:

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Nebraska Department of Education, Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education

Complaint process:

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Nebraska Department of Education, Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Nebraska can be viewed on the degrees page

Nevada was approved as a SARA member state on May 14, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Nevada.

Agency contact information:

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

Complaint Process:

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Nevada can be viewed on the degrees page.

New Hampshire was approved as a SARA member state on December 15, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of New Hampshire.

Agency contact information:

New Hampshire Department of Education

Complaint process:

New Hampshire Department of Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of New Hampshire can be viewed on the degrees page

New Jersey was approved as a SARA member state on December 5, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of New Jersey.

Agency contact information:

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Complaint process:

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of New Jersey can be viewed on the degrees page.

New Mexico was approved as a SARA member state on May 12, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of New Mexico. 

Agency contact information:

New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), Private Postsecondary Schools Department

2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505 476-8400
Fax: (505) 476-8454

Complaint process:

Department of Defense (DoD)

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of New Mexico can be viewed on the degrees page

Columbia College is an out-of-state institution in New York offering education programs on federal property at Hancock Field and Fort Drum. 

New York was approved as a SARA member state on December 9, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of New York.

Complaint process:

Department of Defense (DoD)

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Attorney General

VA statement:

Columbia College New York locations have been approved by the state of New York Division of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Veterans Education to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of New York can be viewed on the degrees page.

North Carolina was approved as a SARA member state on June 13, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of North Carolina.

Agency contact information:

North Carolina State Approving Agency

Complaint process:

North Carolina State Approving Agency

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of North Carolina can be viewed on the degrees page.

North Dakota was approved as a SARA member state on April 3, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of North Dakota.

Agency contact information:

North Dakota University System

Complaint process:

North Dakota University System

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of North Dakota can be viewed on the degrees page

Ohio was approved as a SARA member state on March 2, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Ohio.

Agency contact information:

Ohio Board of Regents

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

Complaint process:

Ohio Board of Regents

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Ohio can be viewed on the degrees page.

Columbia College complies with Title 70 O.S. 4103 and may operate educational programs beyond secondary education in Oklahoma.  

Oklahoma was approved as a SARA member state on June 29, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Oklahoma.

Enrollment Agreement: 

Oklahoma Enrollment Agreement  

Columbia College has an automated enrollment agreement process. The enrollment agreement posted here is for information only and should not be submitted as an official document to allow student enrollment in courses.

Students who need to submit an official version of the form may locate it in CougarTrack .

Agency contact information:

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Complaint process:

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Department of Defense (DoD)

Missouri Department of Higher Education

VA statement:

The Columbia College–Fort Sill location has been approved by the Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Oklahoma can be viewed on the degrees page.

Oregon was approved as a SARA member state on November 11, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Oregon.

Agency contact information:

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Complaint process:

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Oregon can be viewed on the degrees page

Pennsylvania was approved as a SARA member state on November 2, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Pennsylvania.

Agency contact information:

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Complaint process:

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Pennsylvania can be viewed on the degrees page.

Rhode Island was approved as a SARA member state on November 9, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Rhode Island.

Agency contact information:

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Complaint process:

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner 

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Rhode Island can be viewed on the degrees page

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Columbia College is considered exempt by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

South Carolina was approved as a SARA member state on June 10, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of South Carolina.

Agency contact information:

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Complaint process:

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Department of Defense (DoD)

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of South Carolina can be viewed on the degrees page.

South Dakota was approved as a SARA member state on November 11, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of South Dakota.

Agency contact information:

South Dakota Board of Regents

Complaint process:

South Dakota Board of Regents

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of South Dakota can be viewed on the degrees page

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the state of South Dakota.

Tennessee was approved as a SARA member state on June 29, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Tennessee.

Agency contact information:

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Complaint process:

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Tennessee can be viewed on the degrees page

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the state of Tennessee.

Texas Workforce Commission:

Columbia College has been granted exemption under Texas Education Code, Section 132.002(a)(6) as a private institution.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:

Columbia College has demonstrated that it meets the standards set forth in the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and qualifies for an exemption pursuant to Subchapter G, Chapter 61, Texas Education Code and, as defined in Chapter 7.3 of Board rules from certain, but not all, regulations. This exemption will continue as long as Columbia College maintains its accreditation status with the Accrediting Organization The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and standards acceptable to the Coordinating Board. Columbia College is authorized to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms in the state of Texas until the expiration of its current grant of accreditation.

Columbia College Fort Worth and Mesquite locations are considered exempt by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Texas was approved as a SARA member state on November 2, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs.

Student complaint information:

Texas Workforce Commission Student Complaint Policy

Texas Notice of Student Complaint Policy Instructions

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Student Complaint Policy

Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120

Agency contact information:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Texas Workforce Commission

Complaint process:

Department of Defense (DoD)

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Attorney General

VA statement:

The Columbia College Texas locations have been approved by the Texas Veterans Commission to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Texas can be viewed on the degrees page

Columbia College is authorized under the Utah Code Ann. §13-34a-203 as a postsecondary school required under 34 C.F.R 600.9 by the State of Utah. 

Utah was approved as a SARA member state on August 25, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Utah.

Agency contact information:

Utah Department of Commerce

Complaint process:

Utah Department of Commerce

Department of Defense (DoD)

VA statement:

The Columbia College–Salt Lake location has been approved by the state of Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, Utah State Approving Agency for Veteran Affairs to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Utah can be viewed on the degrees page.

Vermont was approved as a SARA member state on April 17, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Vermont. 

Agency Contact Information:

Vermont Agency of Education

Complaint process:

Vermont Agency of Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Vermont can be viewed on the degrees page.

Virginia was approved as a SARA member state on October 17, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Virginia.

Agency contact information:

Virginia State Council of Higher Education

Complaint Process:

Virginia State Council of Higher Education

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Virginia can be viewed on the degrees page.

"Columbia College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Columbia College to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430." – Washington Student Achievement Council

Washington was approved as a SARA member state on May 13, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015.

Master of Arts in Teaching: "Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Missouri. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Visit Professional Educator Standards Board for more information. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement." – Washington Student Achievement Council

Master of Education in Educational Leadership: "Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Missouri. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Visit Professional Educator Standards Board for more information. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement." – Washington Student Achievement Council

Agency contact information:

Washington Student Achievement Council

Complaint process:

Washington Student Achievement Council

Department of Defense (DoD)

VA statement:

Columbia College Washington locations have been approved by the State Approving Agency for Veteran's Education & Training to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Washington can be viewed on the degrees page

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the state of Washington.

West Virginia was approved as a SARA member state on October 17, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of West Virginia.

Agency contact information:

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Complaint process:

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Attorney General

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of West Virginia can be viewed on the degrees page.

Wisconsin was approved as a SARA member state on August 12, 2016. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Wisconsin.

Agency Contact Information:

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board  

Complaint Process:

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

Student’s Right to Cancel: 

Wisconsin Student Residents Right to Cancel

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Wisconsin can be viewed on the degrees page.

Wyoming was approved as a SARA member state on May 12, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Wyoming. 

Agency contact information:

Wyoming Department of Education

Complaint process:

Wyoming Department of Education

Online degree programs currently offered in the state of Wyoming can be viewed on the degrees page.