There are two semesters per year, each lasting 16 weeks. Additional summer courses can be taken from any location.
Don't forget to submit your FAFSA too!
Led by a friendly student ambassador, our daily tours also include a meeting with admissions counselors and a chance to chat with professors and coaches.
Experience a slice of life at CC with our regular series of events, including summer camps, overnight visits and Saturday showcases.
Already admitted? Once you have your acceptance letter, you can register for classes and more at a Registration Day event.
Can't visit in person? Take a virtual tour!
Earn your degree with day classes at our historic campus in Columbia, Missouri.
Stay fueled for college life, with all-day dining at Dulany Dining Hall and a selection of snacks and Starbucks coffee at the Cougar Café.
With clubs, scholarships, English programs and activities for international students, Columbia College is the perfect place to experience American college life.
Around half of our students transfer from other institutions. Check out our transfer credit guides and transfer student scholarships.
Helping your child find the right college can be stressful. We've put together helpful guides that break down everything you need to know in each year of high school.
Your tuition rate is locked for up to five academic years, so you don’t have unexpected increases.
Fill out and submit an application for acceptance to Columbia College.
Send all transcripts and test scores your program requires to the Office of the Registrar.
Get your education funding lined up scholarship applications.
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You'll find the great outdoors in abundance in Columbia, with more than 50 miles of trails, dozens of parks, fishing lakes and a state park, all within walking, cycling or driving distance.
Columbia has hundreds of restaurants and food trucks, covering everything from American cuisine to Thai food, Korean tacos, British pub grub and Indian delicacies.
In addition to a thriving arts scene, Columbia becomes the center of the film world with the True/False film festival. Then, the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival brings artists like the Black Crowes, Buddy Guy and Dwight Yoakam to Stephens Lake Park.
Learn more about Columbia, Missouri