Degree Programs

Go for the respect that comes with a degree from a private, nonprofit college with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

Find your program.

Fine Arts and Music
Business, Finance, Management, and Marketing
General Studies and Liberal Arts
Computer, Engineering, and Mathematics
Criminal Justice, Fire Service, Forensics, and Human Services
Education and Teaching
History, Political Science, and Military Studies
Psychology and Sociology
Nursing and Science


Go for greater value at Columbia College

At Columbia College, we believe that a college education is one of the most valuable investments you can make for your future. In fact, the most recent U.S. Census shows that the average salary of those with college degrees is 60 percent higher than those without a degree. However, we want you to graduate with lots of career opportunities, not lots of debt. So our tuition is affordable, offering a quality, private education at a cost comparable to a public university.

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Choose your location

Columbia College has 36 campuses across the nation and online. And at every single one, you will find the same high-quality, accredited education that you would expect from our main campus in Columbia, Mo.
Which one is right for you?

  • High school students: Our 30-acre residential day campus in Columbia, Mo., offers a full college experience, with 16-week semesters and 35+ majors, plus on-campus residence halls, NAIA athletics and 50+ student organizations.
  • Working adults: Fit your degree around your other commitments with the flexibility to choose from evening or online classes or even a mixture of the two. Classes take place over eight-week sessions, starting in August, October, January, March and June.
  • Military members and families: 18 of our campuses are located on military installations, offering degree programs to service members and their families. Classes take place over eight-week sessions.


Admissions Requirements

Getting started at Columbia College is easy. Simply choose your preferred degree level and campus location below and follow the steps to apply for admission. Associate and bachelor’s degrees:

Master’s degrees:

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Columbia, MO

Columbia, Missouri

If you think college sounds great, try four years in CollegeTown, U.S.A.! Ranked among the top college towns in the nation, Columbia, Mo. is full of opportunities for a greater college experience.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the things that make Columbia great:

  • Home to three major colleges and around 30,000 students.
  • Miles of trails, hikes and state parks to explore.
  • Host of two major music and film festivals.
  • Shakespeare’s Pizza – named “America’s best college hangout” by Good Morning America.
  • Two large public parks to enjoy, with soccer, baseball, softball and football fields (or plenty of space to lay out and read a book).
  • A bustling downtown area with hundreds of restaurants, galleries and shops.

It’s also worth mentioning that Columbia is home to one of the fastest growing job markets in the nation. And with so much to see and do, it’s no surprise that many students choose to stay here after graduation.



Since 1851

Columbia College has been helping students go for greater lives since our founding in 1851. Today, we educate more than 30,000 students each year at 35 campuses across the country and online.

Here’s how YOU can go for greater with Columbia College:

  1. Choose your campus.
  2. Pick your perfect program from around 50 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  3. Take advantage of our affordable tuition rates and scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
  4. Learn from expert instructors in small classes (typically 11:1 student to faculty ratio.)
  5. Enjoy the workplace respect that comes with a degree from a private nonprofit institution with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.


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