Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through education for more than 160 years.

Columbia College is a private, non-profit liberal arts and sciences college. We provide high-quality programs, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees designed to meet the workforce of today and tomorrow.

We take pride in our experienced, committed faculty members and small classes sizes.

We serve roughly 18,000 students, and our alumni  network exceeds 97,000.


Our campus in Columbia, Missouri, serves a traditional audience, as well as working adults through our evening program.

We have more than 30 locations in 12 states and Cuba.


We offer degree programs designed to meet the needs of today’s job market while preparing students for the future.

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Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


Columbia College is part of NAIA Division I competitive sports . We offer men and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track and field. We also have women’s softball, women’s volleyball, women’s bowling, men’s baseball and men’s lacrosse.

A competitive co-ed eSports  team began in fall 2016.

Religious affiliation

The college is a nonsectarian school that welcomes all students regardless of religious affiliations. We are affiliated by covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The college is not owned by the church, rather it merely holds an affiliation.