Top 4 Reasons to Choose Columbia College Online
Nearly 16,000 students choose to study online at Columbia College every year. Why should you join them? Because we provide the quality education and training you'll need in pursuing your goals!
Rigorous - We offer more than 600 courses online through our Online Campus degrees. As our mission statement says, we enhance the lives of diverse undergraduate and graduate learners through exemplary teaching.
Supportive - As a Columbia College student, you get access to constant support. One of our mission statement values is "student centrism," and our dedicated team of professors, academic advisors, librarians and technical support faculty is here for you. You'll get your own CougarMail account to contact our staff anytime.
Affordable - Skyrocketing college costs have been in headlines for years. But here's good news: Undergraduate tuition at Columbia is only $225 per credit hour. With some 4-year-public universities charging nearly twice, this can be a bargain.
Flexible - "Flexibility and innovation" is one of our mission statement values, and we do that by bringing the classroom to you. The Online Campus at Columbia College allows you to study virtually anywhere, anytime. Students are able to access academic resources day or night. Need to check out a book? Our Stafford Library's Ebrary has 70,000 ebooks, and our MOBIUS catalog has holdings from 59 academic libraries, two public libraries, as well as the Missouri State Library.
Financial aid may available to students who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to start the financial aid process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Columbia College's school code is 002456.
Your Future Begins With Our Timeless Mission
Since 1851, we've prided on our ability to change with the times to provide students access to higher education opportunities. We were among the first colleges to admit women. Today, our degree programs allow busy adult learners to balance their schedule with evening and/or online classes. Our online classes are ideal for those with full-time or part-time careers, frequent travel or family obligations. They're part of Columbia College's longstanding vision to be a model institution of liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs.