Ellsworth AFB

Columbia College-Ellsworth offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program.


Flexible & Transfer Friendly

Online classes relocate if you do. We also offer in-seat classes at military venues across the country. View approved GEM and AU-ABC programs to earn your degrees with Columbia College.

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Columbia College class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year. The next CC session begins August 28, 2023 and the registration deadline for the following session is August 27, 2023.

No book costs. Plus, reduced tuition!

Columbia College now offers a special military-affiliated tuition rate for currently serving military members, and their spouses and dependents. Plus, books are provided at no cost!




1000 Ellsworth Street
Rushmore Center, Suite 2400A
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706




Mon. - Thurs.: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri.: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Not all degrees listed are available to students with F1 visa.

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Columbia College is a leader in higher education. We serve students on our residential campus, online and at more than 30 educational venues across the country. Our programs equip learners of all ages with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow.


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  1. Complete the admission process

    Complete the application with proof of high school completion. An Enrollment Counselor can help you every step of the way.

  2. Connect with an academic advisor

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  3. Apply for financial aid

    Leverage scholarship opportunities or find out if you’re eligible for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  4. Transfer credit

    Transfer coursework, military training and licensures, and save time and money on your degree

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About Ellsworth AFB

Columbia College-Ellsworth AFB is one of the newest locations in the Columbia College global network of more than 35 locations across the nation. Regionally accredited, the location is established to meet the needs of the military community and personnel at Ellsworth Air Force Base and the surrounding population of the greater Rapid City, SD area.

Columbia College-Ellsworth AFB offers convenient course delivery to all adult learners, utilizing its national network of site locations hosting in-seat classes, robust online program and virtual courses. In addition to the courses and degree programs offered at the Rushmore Education Center, 100% of its programming is offered online, allowing the College to start delivery of the degree programs immediately and students to continue the pursuit of their educational goals uninterrupted. The college offers a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its diverse degree offerings and eight-week course format. Up to 60 hours of transfer credit may be awarded based on an evaluation of military education and training, along with CLEP and DSST examinations at our National Test Center.

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