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Tuition and Fees

Yes, you can...afford a private education

If you examine tuition at other private and state schools, you'll find Columbia College-Rolla offers an affordable private education at a cost comparable to a public university.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Rolla Tuition (per credit hour) $250.00
Online course tuition (per credit hour) $290.00
*For military students, the undergraduate online course tuition rate is $250 per credit hour.
Admission Fee (non-refundable) $35.00
Graduation Processing Fee (DEC) $75.00
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Online course tuition (per credit hour, MBA, MSCJ and MAMS) $395.00
Online course tuition (per credit hour, MAT only) $395.00
Admission Fee (non-refundable) $55.00
Graduation Processing Fee (DEC) $120.00
Other Fees (as applicable)
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $90.00
Diploma Reorder Fee $10.00
Transcript Fee (per transcript) $10.00
Challenge Examination Fee (per examination) $300.00
Testing Fee/Standardized Tests $20.00
Lab Fees Vary depending on course and campus
Deferred Payment Plan Fee $35
Returned Check Fee $25.00

For more information, consult the Nationwide Campuses Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Columbia College-Rolla office at or (573) 341-3350.

Half the Cost Details

Tuition for Columbia College online undergraduate courses is $290 per credit hour for the 2016-2017 academic year. Based on a completion of 30 credit hours in an academic year, the annual cost would be $8,700. This is about half the cost or less than the national average private nonprofit and for-profit tuition and fees rate. National average tuition and fees for public, private nonprofit and for-profit colleges and universities is published in the CollegeBoard Trends in College Pricing 2016 report.


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