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 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

Affordable rate
Traditional Campus


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
Missouri Online $1,054
$15 per credit hour $384
Arizona State University (ASU Online) $1,703
$120 $78
American Public University System $855 $65 per course $100
University of Maryland Global Campus $1,497 $15 per credit hour $100
Western Governors University $3,923
$150 per term $65
University of Pheonix $1,364
$0 $0
Southern New Hampshire $1,260
$102 $150
Purdue University $1,669 $345 per term $0
Maryville University $1,500
$400 per semester $0

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