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About Columbia College of Missouri-Crystal Lake

Columbia College of Missouri-Crystal Lake was established in 1989, and relocated to its current location in 2008. The venue offers four high-tech classrooms, a student lounge, a lab/multipurpose room, qualified academic advisors and faculty and wireless access.

The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners.

Columbia College of Missouri-Crystal Lake has an agreement with both McHenry County College and Harper College. This provides a seamless transition from an associate to a bachelor’s degree program.

More than 500 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here.

Location history

Columbia College-Crystal Lake was established in 1989. The venue relocated to its current home at 446 N. Rte. 31 in 2008.

Community information

We know there's more to life than studying. When you're ready to take a break from the books, you'll find plenty of recreational, cultural and sports opportunities.

One of the fastest growing counties in Illinois, McHenry County is rapidly changing to service and industry economy. The McHenry County Conservation District, the in Illinois, preserves large tracts of hardwood forests, rolling hills, glacial moraines, prairies and savannas.

The county is crossed from north to south by a paved bicycle trail, and miles of hiking and skiing trails are maintained for recreational use. Moraine Hills State Park offers a fishing and bird habitat. The Windy City Balloon Port in Fox River Grove provides a ski jump training facility, as well as balloon rides. The Fox River flows through the east part of the county, providing boating and ski mobile options. The Kishwaukee River offers a haven to canoeing enthusiasts in the northwest portion of the county.

McHenry County's cultural center is in the town of Woodstock. The historic Courthouse Gallery, Opera House and outdoor musical events are features of the picturesque town square. The Crystal Lake area is graced by an active arts community, several arts organizations, dance studios and music centers.

For more information about community activities, visit the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Web site.

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