Located in Columbia, Missouri—which many people refer to as College Town, USA—Columbia College offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program.
Thrive with a flexible schedule
Online classes relocate if you do. We also offer in-seat classes at 18 military venues across the country. See the Columbia College course schedule to find classes that work around your military duties.
Get ready for the next session
Columbia College class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year. The next session begins January 10, 2022 and the registration deadline is January 9, 2022.
What can I study?
Columbia College is a leader in higher education. We serve students on our residential campus, online and at more than 30 educational venues across the country. Our programs equip learners of all ages with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow.
Get started at Columbia College
Complete the admission process
Complete the free application with proof of high school completion. An Enrollment Counselor can help you every step of the way.
Connect with an academic advisor
Once admitted, an academic advisor will help you make decisions about your major, coursework and career goals.
Apply for financial aid
Leverage scholarship opportunities or find out if you’re eligible for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Transfer coursework, military training and licensures, and save time and money on your degree
Register for classes
Select your courses for the upcoming term
About Columbia College Traditional Campus
Columbia College’s traditional campus was established in 1851. The venue offers high-tech classrooms and qualified academic advisors and faculty, high-speed online access, library resources, a full range of organizations and activities, on-campus housing, an athletics program, dining halls, and more. Columbia College was recently named to Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2020” list. If you’re attending in-seat classes, you can feel safe knowing Columbia College was ranked 3rd most secure campus in the country. While our online students take pride that our online programs were ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report two years running.
Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. Located in Columbia, Missouri—which many people refer to as College Town, USA—Columbia College offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program. The college offers a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its diverse degree offerings and eight-week course format. Students take a mix of in-seat and online classes.
Want to learn more?History About Columbia: College Town, USA
Let us be your guide
Find support For all students
We’re here for you every step of the way. Through your education, into your career and beyond!