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About Columbia College

Since 1851, Columbia College has been offering quality higher education with a wide variety of programs available to everyone. We don’t just open doors, we create new opportunities.

Information for Families

At Columbia College, we value the partnership with families and your crucial role in nurturing your student’s growth, curiosity, and ambition.

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Visiting campus is one of the most important steps you can take in your college search, and we believe our campus here in Columbia, Missouri speaks for itself.

The Support You Need

Whether on-campus in Missouri, online or at one of our nationwide locations, here you have the tools to explore your interests, develop your skills and find success in a future built for you, by you.

Hear From Our Students

You're building your future, and we are here to guide you every step of the way. Hear from our students and alumni how Columbia College has driven real-world impact – in their life, career and community.

The support that I have received during my time on campus has allowed me to continue to pursue my education, graduate early and continue to make great strides toward my future. Columbia College has been the perfect place for me.

Fallon Loyd

My junior year, I took an entrepreneurial class. The teacher talked about different ways to start a business, and it was like a light bulb went on. It was a huge influence on me.

Jesse Walters ’12

Owner of Camacho Coffee

Columbia College has given me so many experiences and skills that I never would've developed otherwise. Through being in the Emerging Leaders Institute, becoming a first-year mentor, and just getting to know everyone on campus, I have become a better student, leader, peer and friend. I came into college nervous and apprehensive, and I have grown into a confident and knowledgeable person. Columbia College has made me into the person who I am now, and I am forever thankful.

Lillian Nowack

Portrait of Fallon in black cap and gown, looking over her shoulder and smiling
Jesse Walter wearing a plaid shirt and baseball cap, standing next to his wife, Megan, in her t-shirt, smiling at the camera while holding bags of their coffee.
Side view of a proud graduate looking toward the stage under the spotlights of the commencement ceremony.

because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.