Unpredictability, Meet Adaptability

We get it, life can be unpredictable, and changes are the only constant factor in life. That’s why Columbia College provides innovative education that gives you the power to decide how you want to learn.

With over 70 degrees offered 100% online, your education can change and adapt to your needs – no matter where life takes you.





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Empower Your Future

Accessible

Course materials are available online 24/7, offering you the flexibility to study when and where it's convenient for you.

Accelerated

Eight-week courses across six academic sessions allow you to earn your degree online at a pace that works best for you.

Accredited

Columbia College is regionally accredited, assuring your online degree holds weight in any professional setting.

Here For You

As part of our vibrant online community, you'll tap into a treasure trove of resources, all designed to fuel your success. Here at Columbia College, we don't just offer education, we offer progress, optimism, and a personal connection.

What Makes Columbia College Special?

Education that drives real-world impact – in your life, career and community.

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innovation

Columbia College launches more than 20 new academic programs

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resilience

Cleo DeGraffenreid ’76 breaks through barriers

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compassion

Columbia College named No. 4 Military Spouse Friendly college in the nation

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resilience

Michele Snodderley ’13 turned her pain into her passion

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resilience

Dr. Terry Smith builds legacy of excellence

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resilience

A calling to serve for Sgt. Michael Wintersole ’15 ’18

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Find Your Path

Step into the future with Columbia College, a trailblazer in online education since 2000. 100% online, our courses are designed to help you reach your goals faster, with an emphasis on interactive instruction and real-world application.
Whether you aim to graduate at the top of your class, land your dream job, or simply outdo yourself, we've got your back.

I didn’t think that college would ever be something that would be an opportunity for me but Columbia College empowered me to work full-time during the day, take care of my son in the evening, and do online classes at night and while he napped on the weekends. I am thankful that I have been able to use my journey – my experiences – and my education from Columbia College to advocate for other single mothers to pursue higher education.

Macie Peterman ’14

Columbia, Missouri

Joining Columbia College changed my life. Before enrolling, I was experiencing my most unsuccessful years, losing the things that gave my life meaning. In my time with Columbia, I have found the steps to rebuild my life and myself. My success here is exactly what I need to redefine how I see myself and relocate my self-esteem.

Michael Guthrie

Oak Harbor, Washington

As a single mother working two jobs, Columbia College has helped me by allowing me to take six courses a semester while juggling life, work, and school. The amazing staff and instructors are so nice and understanding. They know exactly how hard you must work to accomplish your goals, and they are with you the whole way.

Ashley Sanders

Seymour, Missouri

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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.