ROTC Programs

ROTC Programs at Columbia College

We offer several ROTC programs on our traditional campus at Columbia College in conjunction with the University of Missouri.

Students at Columbia College participate in ROTC through a cooperative program with MU. Students take classes on the Columbia College campus while completing ROTC requirements at MU, just 10 blocks away.

Recipients of the Army ROTC Scholarship can receive an additional scholarship from Columbia College that covers 100 percent of housing fees. Up to 10 scholarships are awarded each year.

The Green to Gold Programs offers enlisted soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn a commission as an Army Officer. Students at Columbia College participate in ROTC through a cooperative program by attending classes on the Columbia College campus and completing ROTC requirements at MU, just 10 blocks away. For more information about the Army ROTC, see your local Education Services Officer.

The Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program allows sailors to maintain their military pay and benefits while pursuing a college degree and a commission in the Navy. Columbia College is one of a limited number of four-year institutions able to accept participants in this program, and we provide an excellent opportunity for you to work directly towards your degree while applying for the STA-21 program.

The Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) is designed to provide outstanding enlisted Marines the opportunity to become Marine Corps officers. It is open to any active duty Marine and Marine in the Active Reserve (AR) program who meets the eligibility requirements. Marines successfully completing the program receive a Baccalaureate Degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Selection is based on an individual's potential for commissioned service as demonstrated by his/her service record, previous academic record and evidence of career and academic self-improvement.

The MECEP keeps all participants on active duty, with pay, allowances, benefits and privileges, while attending college. The application deadline for the MECEP is June 1.

For more information on the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program, see your Navy College Office director or visit the MECEP website.

Students at Columbia College participate in ROTC by attending classes on the Columbia College campus and completing ROTC requirements at MU, just 10 blocks away. For more information about the ROTC program at MU, see your local Education Services Officer.

Columbia College participates in the Leadership Scholar Program, a partnership between universities/colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Recipients of Air Force ROTC Scholarships can receive an additional scholarship from Columbia College that covers 100% of room charges. Up to 10 scholarships are awarded each year. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

For more information about Air Force ROTC program or Columbia College's AFROTC affiliation with the University of Missouri, see your local Education Services Officer.

Air Force Enlisted Commissioning Programs are designed to offer enlisted personnel in the Air Force the opportunity to earn a commission.

Columbia College is one of a limited number of four-year institutions able to accept participants in the Air Force Enlisted Commissioning Programs. Upon selection to ASCP, AECP, POC-ERP or SOAR, participants transfer directly to the Columbia College-affiliated Air Force ROTC program at the University of Missouri and attend the main Columbia College campus in Columbia, Mo. to complete their undergraduate degrees. Their current degree plan remains valid, and no transfer of credits/classes are required if they remain with Columbia College. In effect, while they are completing their application for the commissioning program, they can begin fulfilling the degree requirements necessary for
commission.

Moreover, as Columbia College partners with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and General Education Mobile (GEM) program, service members can complete their Associate in Applied Science degree on an accelerated, flexible schedule.

For more information on theAir Force Enlisted Commissioning Programs or Columbia College's AFROTC affiliation with the University of Missour, see your Air Force College Office Director.

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