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Information for Families

Counselor, Financial Planner, Coach, Parent — you're all that and more!

At Columbia College, we celebrate the essential role parent, guardian, and family play in a student's educational journey. You're a critical part of the Columbia College community, and we appreciate your partnership as we work together to nurture your student's growth, curiosity, and ambition.

Affordable Excellence

We're committed to making our private, liberal arts education affordable and accessible. You'll find that the return on this investment—critical thinking skills, broad-based knowledge, and career readiness—is truly invaluable.

Comprehensive Support

Beyond academic assistance, we offer mentorship, counseling, and career resources, ensuring every student is equipped, encouraged, and empowered for success.

Safety and Security

Our dedicated campus safety team works 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure that Columbia College is a safe and secure environment for your students to learn, live, and grow.

Career Preparation

Our commitment to your student's success extends well beyond graduation. Our Career Services are a lifelong resource, and we're proud of the remarkable things our alumni achieve. 

Supporting Your Student At Every Step

Center for Student Success

Our Student Success Coaches can provide individualized support, tailored to your student's unique needs and aspirations.

Missouri Hall, Room 205

Tuition & Financial Aid

Our team stands ready to empower you with guidance on all questions,from scholarship criteria, loan prerequisites, to our Military Affiliated Benefits and beyond.

Missouri Hall, Room 205


Our admissions process is designed to be straightforward and supportive, ensuring you and your student can focus on what really matters; their future. We're just one call or email away.

Missouri Hall, Room 132

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.