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Take that next step toward the career and the future you’ve been dreaming of. Earn a degree respected by employers across the globe. Get ahead. Make a difference. With a degree from Columbia College.

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Invest in your future without sacrificing your current path. 100 % online, virtually or in-class at 38 locations nationwide including 18 on military installations. Wherever you are.

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Earn an accredited degree faster with 8-week classes, starting six times a year. Go at your own pace as you build your future.

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Save thousands on tuition when you invest in your future at one low price. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.

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Let us invest in your future.

We’re a regionally accredited institution leading change since 1851 in Columbia, Missouri.

We have been committed to educating adult learners in evening classes for over 40 years. For 50 years we’ve served active/reserve service members, veterans and military families online and at 18 military venues across the country. And a leader in online learning for 20 years.

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We’re here to help you, start to finish – with experience. From friendly admissions assistance, to professors with real-world experience, to lifetime career support.

A degree from Columbia College is an investment in your future.

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Transfer with ease

We make it easy to transfer previous college work, offering a preliminary review of credit you may have earned. And we accept up to 90 credit hours!

Invest in your future at one low price.

$ 375

per credit hour

$ 490

per credit hour

$ 250

Military Undergraduate
per credit hour

$ 325

Military Graduate
per credit hour

Admission made simple

Applying should be the easiest part of college. Just follow these steps.

  1. Apply

    Complete the online application.

  2. Provide proof of high school completion

    Contact your Enrollment Counselor for more information.

  3. Get help paying for college

    Leverage scholarship opportunities or find out if you're eligible for financial aid.

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Complete this short form, and let us guide you through the process.

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Federal aid

The federal government provides money for college. You may apply for Pell Grants, which are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Or, apply for low-interest federal loans.

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Private aid

Employers, organizations and businesses offer scholarships to pay for college. These do not have to be repaid. Search our Scholarship Finder to determine what may be available in your area.

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Additional Benefits

At Columbia College, you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.