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Columbia, Missouri, Day Campus

Small college, big opportunities

How can I visit campus?


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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.

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RSVP to attend an on-campus event, like our summer camps and competitions, to get details about our programs, professors, student life and more.

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Already admitted? Once you have your acceptance letter, you can register for classes and more at a Registration Day event.

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Virtual tour

Can’t come in person to visit? Explore our campus online with a virtual tour.

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What can I study?

Earn your degree with day classes at our historic campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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What's life like on campus?

Student life
  • Dining on campus

    Dulany Dining Hall offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and meal plans, while the Cougar Café is perfect for grabbing a sandwich or coffee between classes.

  • Exercising on campus

    You'll get free use of the state-of-the-art fitness center on campus, which features an extensive free-weight and resistance machine area, plus treadmills, stationary bikes and ellipticals to keep up your cardio.

  • Getting involved on campus

    In addition to a full calendar of campus activities, you can throw yourself into any of the 50+ student clubs and organizations on campus, covering everything from academic clubs to political, service and social groups.

  • Living on campus

    With residence halls located right on our small campus, it'll only take you a minute or two to get to classes, the library, gym or Cougar athletic events. And downtown Columbia is only a five minute walk away!

  • Passing time on campus

    The Atkins Holman Student Commons is where you'll find the bookstore, Cougar Café, student affairs and health services offices, plus a place to relax between classes.

International students

With clubs, scholarships, English programs and activities for international students, Columbia College is the perfect place to experience American college life.

Transfer students

Around half of our students transfer from other institutions. Check out our transfer credit guides and transfer student scholarships.


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How much will it cost?

When you start at Columbia College, your tuition rate is locked for up to five academic years, so you don't have to worry about unexpected increases.

Columbia College tuition and room and board are less than the national average for 4-year private schools.

Many students also qualify for financial aid and scholarships.

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Admissions checklist

  • Step 1:

    Fill out and submit an application for acceptance to Columbia College.

  • Step 2:

    Send all transcripts and test scores your program requires to the Office of the Registrar.

  • Step 3:

    Get your education funding lined up by first completing financial aid and scholarship applications.

What's going on in the CC community?

Who will be teaching me?

Get to know...
Nollie Moore
Music professor, Columbia, Missouri

Fun Facts

  • Magazine cover model
  • Fan of Thai food
  • Usually found at local music festivals
Read about Nollie Moore
Portrait of Nollie Moore
“My favorite part of my job is getting to watch students as they work to realize life-changing goals.”

What's so great about Columbia, Missouri?

Learn more about Columbia
  • Eating

    Columbia has hundreds of restaurants and food trucks, covering everything from American cuisine to Thai food, Korean tacos, British pub grub and Indian delicacies.
  • Experiencing

    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.
  • Exploring

    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.
  • Playing

    In addition to a full calendar of intramural sports on the Columbia College campus, Columbia has golf courses, swimming pools, recreational softball, kickball and basketball leagues that are open to all. This in addition to a skate park and outdoor hockey rink.


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