What Does College Cost?

Columbia College pledges to be up front and truthful about the cost of college, so you can plan your degree with no surprise expenses.

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What your tuition covers

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No fees

Columbia College eliminated all fees. No application fee. No technology fee. No lab fee. Come be fee-less with us.

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No book costs

College students can spend thousands on textbooks each year. At Columbia College, you pay $0.

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No surprises

Don’t let surprise expenses slow you down. With no hidden fees, you can start or finish your degree without any roadblocks.


Tuition Rates

Online & evening undergraduate
per credit hour

per credit hour

Current service members
Undergraduate per credit hour


Current service members
Graduate per credit hour

Fixed rate
Up to 5 years
Traditional Campus


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Dare to compare

We take pride in offering a quality education at a fair price. Do the research and discover why students choose Columbia College to earn their degree.

Other fees
School/university Total tuition and books
per course
Books provided Variable One-time
Columbia College $1,125 $0 $0
Pennsylvania State University World Campus $1,818
Arizona State University $1,680
$77 per semester $120
Purdue University Global $1,670 $345 per term $45
Ashford University $1,655 $115 per course $150
Strayer University $1,630
$65 per term $175
Maryville University $1,590
$375 per semester $0

Colorado Technical University $1,530
$220 per term $150
Oregon State University Ecampus $1,521
$0 $415
Grand Canyon University $1,500
$105 per course $650
University of Maryland Global Campus
$1,497 $15 per credit hour $100
American InterContinental University $1,463 $175 per term $150
University of Phoenix $1,364
$0 $0

Comparing costs associated with attending college is difficult, even for us.
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