Focused on hands-on learning and student-driven discussions, Columbia College opens doors for its students with numerous majors to choose from and a career center prepared to help them from day one through graduation. Rigorous academics are grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and offered in a learning environment characterized by civility and respect. Students feel at home on the beautiful campus, located in Columbia, Mo., thanks to the private college's close-knit community where opportunities to get involved are plentiful.
Each year, nearly 1,000 students attend the traditional Day Campus and represent 17 states and 23 countries. At Columbia College, students choose from 40 outstanding majors and pre-professional programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered at the home campus in Columbia, Mo., as well as at 36 locations across the nation and online. Alumni total 84,000 worldwide and often help students find internships and jobs after graduation through a variety of networking opportunities.
An interest in the student as an individual has been a hallmark of the institution since it was founded in 1851 traditions that can be seen and felt with a student-faculty ratio of 11-to-1 and meaningful relationships with professors and classmates. More than 80 percent of faculty have earned the highest academic degrees possible in their fields.
Whether you're an athlete or a fan, you'll appreciate Cougar Athletics with award-winning NAIA varsity sports in men's and women's basketball, soccer, golf, track and cross country, as well as men's baseball (2016), and women's volleyball and softball.
Though maintaining a covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Columbia College welcomes students of all religious affiliations. The covenant dates back to our founding 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 opened its doors to both women and men and changed its name to Columbia College.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security