Columbia College opens doors for its students to experience new discoveries, new relationships and new areas of knowledge that can be explored through thought-provoking, honest dialogue, both in and out of the classroom. Academics are strong, 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 21 states and 35 countries. At Columbia College, students choose from 50+ outstanding majors and pre-professional programs.
Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered at the home campus in Columbia, Mo., as well as at 34 locations across the nation and online. Our worldwide alumni network of 64,000-strong helps students find internships and jobs after graduation.
Personal service and attention have been hallmarks at 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 our 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, men and women's soccer, men and women's golf, men and women's cross country and women's volleyball and softball.
Columbia College welcomes students of all religious affiliations, while maintaining a covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 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