Columbia College (Columbia - 65216)

1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216
Tel: (573)875-8700
Private not-for-profit | 17,830 students
Columbia College assists individuals in gaining a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences through exemplary teaching. Learning is made possible by the discovery, acquisition and application of knowledge, diverse learning experiences and the totality of interaction among faculty, staff and students. In both undergraduate and graduate education, the college encourages intellectual growth, preparation for the world of work, involved citizenship and lifelong learning in order to pursue excellence in human endeavor.

School Overview:

Columbia College (Columbia - 65216)
CountyBoone County, MO
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
340 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment17,830 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
10,359 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
7,471 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
16,940 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
890 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 150 years. Columbia college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs.
  • Columbia College is a private, not-for-profit institution founded in 1851 as Christian Female College, the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. In 1970, the college changed its name to Columbia College when it became a coeducational, four-year liberal arts and sciences institution. Today the college serves 20,000 students annually in its Day Campus, Evening Campus, Online Campus and Graduate Studies.
  • Columbia College provides associate and bachelor's degrees, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degrees. In addition to offering associate and bachelor's degrees, the college also offers master's degrees at the home campus in Columbia, Mo., and at selected extended campuses.
  • The Day Campus and Evening Campus are located in Columbia, MO. The college also has 32 extended campuses across the United States, including a campus in Guantanamo Bay.
  • Columbia College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association since 1918.The college is also approved for teacher preparation by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Associate in Science degree in Nursing is accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing.
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