College costs are increasing at a rapid rate, so it is becoming more important to find an affordable education. Columbia College has the solution with our on-campus and online degrees.

  • GetEducated.com has named numerous academic programs at Columbia College as "Best Buys."
  • Transfer opportunities help students avoid retaking (and repaying for) classes they have already completed at another university.
  • Only 35 percent of adult learners at Columbia College leave with debt, and the average amount is less than $3,000.
  • Find out more specifics about Columbia College's tuition.


Flexibility allows you to take classes in one of four ways: at our main campus, in the evening, at one of our 30+ nationwide campuses or online. If you don't have the time or means for a full-time college schedule, you can still further your education at Columbia College.

  • Online classes are available in eight-week sessions, five times per year.
  • Taking a maximum of two classes per 8-week session helps focus your studies.
  • Start pursuing a new degree or pick up your studies where you left off years ago.


Founded in 1851 as a private, non-profit college, Columbia College takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs.