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About online classes

If work, military or family obligations have kept you from attending a traditional college, you are an excellent candidate for pursuing your college degree online. The Online program at Columbia College offers you an affordable and convenient option for earning your college degree.

Founded in 1851, Columbia College prides itself on its ability to change with the times by offering educational programs that meet the needs of an ever-changing society. The college often has been among the first colleges to try "daring experiments" in higher education such as educating women or military personnel and adult learners through evening classes. Nearly 16,000 students take at least one online course each year at Columbia College.

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Learn at your own pace

At Columbia College, you have the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace. You have the flexibility to start and stop your degree program whenever you wish, depending on what may be going on in your personal life. If you need to sit out for a session or more, you can pick up right where you left off whenever you are ready to continue.

Online degree programs

The Online program at Columbia College offers more than 350 accredited online classes and 27 accredited online degree programs. Whether you're interested in biology, law, psychology, mathematics, English or a host of other available programs, your academic options are endless at Columbia College. Most of the online instructors at Columbia College are the same experienced instructors teaching our traditional courses, ensuring that all online students enjoy a quality educational experience.

Register today and join the nearly 16,000 who take online courses at Columbia College every year through our Online program. Classes are taught in eight-week sessions, with six sessions offered each year. You'll be well on your way to earning your college degree in no time!

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