Columbia College


Columbia College offers higher education to approximately 25,000 students globally. In the U.S., its 34 campuses enroll a total of about 10,000 students. More than 14,000 students attend at least one class per year on the school’s online platform. The Web program offers more than 600 classes and 23 degrees. The school awards associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.


The school, located in Columbia, Mo., was founded in 1851 as Christian Female College. It’s now a private nonprofit institution that focuses on the liberal arts and sciences.


Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Columbia teaches its online classes in eight-week sessions starting in January, March, June, August and October. The online business program offers an Associate in Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration.


Contact the admissions department of Columbia College for more information about enrolling.

There are additional requirements for international students.

Columbia participates in benefit programs for students with military backgrounds.

Student Resources

Columbia College online students have the full resources of the school at their fingertips on the school’s site. The library offers ebooks and databases that can facilitate research. Students can obtain online tutoring, testing services, and the online bookstore. The school also offers assistance through its eServices site.