Earn your degree online on your time at Columbia College

Earning a degree online allows you to fit college into your schedule. Take classes anywhere, any time. Columbia College offers more than 30 degree programs entirely online.

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Accessible

Course materials are available 24/7 giving you the flexibility to work when it’s convenient for you.

Accelerated

Take eight-week courses during our six-session academic year to earn a degree at an accelerated rate.

Accredited

Columbia College is regionally accredited. Your degree will be respected in the workplace regardless of class format.

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Apply for admission to take the first step toward earning your accredited degree.

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A community 20,000 strong—join us

With 20,000 students across the country and globe and a network of alumni that exceeds 80,000, you’ll be in good company at Columbia College.

As a Columbia College Cougar, you can be proud knowing our traditional campus has stood for more than 165 years and employers know and respect our accounting program, housed in the Robert W Plaster School of Business.

Columbia College is committed to you—from application to graduation and beyond with lifelong career support.

 
 
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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!

Save thousands on tuition

$ 375

Undergraduate
per credit hour

$ 490

Graduate
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 & authenticate

    Complete the free online application and verify your identity.

  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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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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Truition®

Columbia College offers Truition®, which means you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.