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Truth + Tuition = Truition®. Truition® is Columbia College's pledge to be up front and truthful about the cost of college, so you can plan your degree with no surprise expenses.

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No fees

Columbia College eliminated all fees. No application fee. No technology fee. No lab fee. Come be fee-less with us.

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No book costs

College students can spend thousands on textbooks each year. At Columbia College, you pay $0.

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No surprises

Don’t let surprise expenses slow you down. Truition® lets you start or finish your degree without any roadblocks.

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With eight-week classes starting six times a year, you can earn a degree quickly. Or go at your own pace.

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We accept up to 90 transfer credit hours and have exceptional transfer policies for military training.

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We’ve been accredited for more than 100 years, so your degree will be respected in the workforce.


Rates for online, nationwide students


per credit hour


per credit hour


Military Undergraduate*
per credit hour


Military Graduate
per credit hour

Truition® applies to locations nationwide and the online program. The per credit hour tuition rate for Columbia College Imperial is $325.

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Dare to compare

We take pride in offering a quality education at a fair price. Do the research and discover why students choose Columbia College to earn their degree.

Other Fees
School/University Total Tuition and Books
per course
Books Provided Variable One-Time
Columbia College $1,125 $0 $0
Pennsylvania State University World Campus $1,818
Arizona State University $1,680
per semester
Purdue University Global $1,670 $345
per term
Ashford University $1,655 $115
per course
Strayer University $1,630
per term
Maryville University $1,590
per semester

Colorado Technical University $1,530
per term
Oregon State University Ecampus $1,521
$0 $415
Grand Canyon University $1,500
per course
University of Maryland Global Campus
$1,497 $15
per credit hour
American InterContinental University $1,463
per term
University of Phoenix $1,364


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