Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 150 years. Columbia College improves the lives of diverse undergraduate and graduate learners through exemplary teaching. The liberal arts and sciences and professional programs of the College embrace and profess these values: Student centrism, Lifelong learning, Ethics and citizenship, Flexibility and innovation, Quality and improvement, Civility and respect, Environmental and fiscal stewardship. Our vision is to be a model institution.
As a private, non-profit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. Through its network of campuses in 34 Nationwide locations, as well as the main campus in Columbia, Mo., and a robust Online Campus, the college serves more than 30,000 students annually.
Columbia College has been recognized as one of the nation's best online programs by U.S. News & World Report. GetEducated.com has named 7 of Columbia College's online degree programs as "Best Buy's." It also designated the college as a "Best Online College." Columbia College was also recognized as a "Military Friendly School" by Military Friendly Schools, "College of Distinction" by Student Horizons, Inc., "Best for Vets: Colleges 2014" by the Military Times and one of the best colleges in the Midwest by the Princeton Review. Columbia College's mix of great flexibility and high level of academic rigor make it one of the best online colleges in the nation.
Columbia College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association since 1918. The college is also approved for teacher preparation by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Associate in Science degree in Nursing is accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Contact the Higher Learning Commission at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504 or call 312-263-0456 or 800-621-7440 for questions about the accreditation of Columbia College.
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Our online courses have a user-friendly interface, allowing peer collaboration and customization. Features can include online discussion, grade progress checking, real time chat, online calendar, online testing and more
Recommended high speed internet connection such as DSL or cable modem. PC configuration must support Winodws XP or greater.
An admissions representative is available to contact and walk the student through the application process.