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About Columbia College-Rolla

Columbia College-Rolla was established in 1992 and moved to its current location in July 2012. The space which offers nine high-tech classrooms, two computer labs, a science lab and quiet study space, along with wireless access.

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

Nearly 1,000 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here.

The Rolla venue has the unique ability to provide a pre-Engineering associate degree as well as in-seat lab-based science courses.

Location history

Established in 1992, Columbia College-Rolla was originally an extension of Columbia College — Fort Leonard Wood. The venue moved to its present location on Blues Lake Parkway in 2012.

Today, Columbia College-Rolla continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the 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.

Rolla is located in south-central Missouri on the northern edge of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. As the seat of Phelps County, Rolla offers a unique combination of a small-town feel with big-city opportunities. It is home to Missouri University of Science & Technology, US Geological Survey Mid-Continent Mapping Center and Phelps County Regional Hospital. 

Within a 30-mile radius, one can find internationally acclaimed wineries, Meramec State Park, and Fort Leonard Wood, a thriving military institution. For recreation, the area offers concerts, fishing, hunting and boating. 

Rolla is located equidistant from Columbia to the north, St. Louis to the northeast, and Springfield to the southwest. For more information about community activities, visit the Rolla Chamber of Commerce website.


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