Out of an abundance of caution, day and evening classes at the main campus in Columbia are canceled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 and the campus will be closed. Staff members, please execute your work duties as designated by your Senior Council member and contact them if you have questions.

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Find your perfect program match by exploring our diverse range of undergraduate, graduate, online, and certificate programs designed to meet the needs and interests of every student.

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Columbia College provides a dynamic academic environment, focused on fostering critical thinking,
intellectual curiosity, and lifelong learning.

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Featured alumni success story

"Each time I participate in the interviews, I’m afforded the opportunity to listen to the students and hear how Columbia College has been an integral part of their education, similar to my own journey."

Jim Pasley ’02
Fire Marshal Division battalion chief for the Columbia Fire Department
Bachelor in Management

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Building Success TogetherStudent Services

Center for Student Success

Our Student Success Coaches listen, guide, and work with you to find solutions for academic success, financial confidence and degree completion.

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Career Services Center

The Grossnickle Career Services Center supports your transition to college and explore career paths with personalized help through virtual or in-person appointments.

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Veteran Services Center

The Ousley Family Veterans Service Center aids veterans, military, and dependents in college transition and handles VA class certifications.

Military Friendly School 2019-2020 Award. Military Times Best For Vets Award. Visit the Veteran Services Center
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Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship

Through experimental learning, internships and mentoring, the Fishman Center empowers students to build or enhance their businesses.

Learn about the Pitch Competition

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Featured alumni success story

"I am thankful that I’ve 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
Bachelor in Criminal Justice

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Study in one of our three schools

Our programs are divided into three schools. This gives you a closer connection to the professors and students who are working in and studying similar fields.

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