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Start Your Journey To Success Today

Applying should be the easiest part of college. We're here to guide you every step of the way, with experience you can trust. Explore specific application steps based on the program level you are interested in, and prior college/work experience you may transfer over.

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Whether you're a recent high school graduate or an adult seeking a new path, we offer traditional on-campus experiences or flexible online and nationwide programs to achieve your certificate, associate or bachelor's degree.

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Further your education and career potential. Our graduate programs, 100% online or in-seat, offer in-depth knowledge and real-word insights, providing the tools you need to excel in your chosen field.

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Join our global community. Our welcoming environment, diverse cultures and dedicated resources ensure a smooth academic transition.

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Transition to Columbia College with confidence. Transfer your past achievements and build upon your academic progress.

The Support You Need

Center for Student Success

Our Student Success Coaches can provide individualized support, tailored to your unique needs and aspirations. Your journey, your goals, your success - they're our top priority.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Whether you're curious about scholarship criteria, loan prerequisites, or our Military Affiliated Benefits, our team stands ready to empower you with guidance and direction.

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Our admissions process is designed to be straightforward and supportive, ensuring you can focus on what really matters; your future. We're just one call or email away.

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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.