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About Jefferson City campus

Columbia College-Jefferson City was established in 1974 and moved to its current location in 2000. The 19,000-square-foot space offers high-tech classrooms, 11 classrooms, two computer labs, a student lounge and convenient free parking.

The campus in Jefferson City provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. As part of a network of campuses across the country and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians as well as military adult learners.

More than 1,600 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes. Classes meet twice/week for 2.5 hours.

Campus History

Established in 1974 at the National Guard Armory, Columbia College-Jefferson City started serving the civilian population in 1982. The campus has resided at its current location on Emerald Lane since 2000, and today continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the Jefferson City area.

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.

The capital of Missouri, Jefferson City boasts a population of approximately 40,000 people. The town, originally established in 1821, was named after Thomas Jefferson. Many of the early settlers were friends of his and had lived near him at Monticello.

Located on the banks of the Missouri River in the center of the state, it is home to the All Missouri Veterans Memorial on the northeast corner of the capital grounds. It also features the Cole County Historical Museum and the Harry S. Truman State Office Building.

For more information about community activities, consult the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Web site.

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