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
Department of Defense (DoD)
Missouri Department of Higher Education
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.
Credit for internship experience will not be offered to online students in the state of Texas.