ROTC programs at Columbia College

We offer several ROTC programs on our traditional campus at Columbia College in conjunction with the University of Missouri.

Army ROTC Program at Columbia College

Students at Columbia College participate in ROTC through a cooperative program with MU. Students take classes on the Columbia College campus while completing ROTC requirements at MU, just 10 blocks away.

Recipients of the Army ROTC Scholarship can receive an additional scholarship from Columbia College that covers 100 percent of housing fees. Up to 10 scholarships are awarded each year.

Army Green to Gold program

The Green to Gold Programs offers enlisted soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn a commission as an Army Officer. Students at Columbia College participate in ROTC through a cooperative program  by attending classes on the Columbia College campus and completing ROTC requirements at MU, just 10 blocks away. For more information about the Army ROTC , see your local Education Services Officer.

Seaman to Admiral-21 Program

The Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program allows sailors to maintain their military pay and benefits while pursuing a college degree and a commission in the Navy. Columbia College is one of a limited number of four-year institutions able to accept participants in this program, and we provide an excellent opportunity for you to work directly towards your degree while applying for the STA-21 program.

Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program

The Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) is designed to provide outstanding enlisted Marines the opportunity to become Marine Corps officers. It is open to any active duty Marine and Marine in the Active Reserve (AR) program who meets the eligibility requirements. Marines successfully completing the program receive a Baccalaureate Degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Selection is based on an individual's potential for commissioned service as demonstrated by his/her service record, previous academic record and evidence of career and academic self-improvement.

The MECEP keeps all participants on active duty, with pay, allowances, benefits and privileges, while attending college. The application deadline for the MECEP is June 1.

For more information on the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program, see your Navy College Office director or visit the MECEP website .

Navy ROTC/Marine ROTC Program

Students at Columbia College participate in ROTC by attending classes on the Columbia College campus and completing ROTC requirements at MU, just 10 blocks away. For more information about the ROTC program at MU , see your local Education Services Officer.

Leadership Scholar Program

Columbia College participates in the Leadership Scholar Program , a partnership between universities/colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps.