Columbia College

Columbia College, originally known as Christian Female College was established in the year 1851. The College is a not-for-profit educational establishment offering courses in liberal arts and science.

In the year 1970 the Christian Female College became co-educational and was renamed Columbia College. A member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Columbia College has been accredited by the HLC.

Columbia College has the following campus programs – Day Campus which has 1200 students, Evening campus which has 3000 working professionals, thirty four Nationwide campuses for more than 25000 students, working professionals and military personnel, and the Online campus for 14000 students. Columbia College has nearly 60 full time faculties, eighty adjunct faculties for Evening campus and nearly seven hundred adjuncts for the nationwide campuses.

Day campus and Evening campus classes are held in Columbia itself. The Day classes are usually small with student to teacher ratio as 14:1. Day Campus is popular for its Men’s and women’s basket ball, Women’s Softball and volleyball and Men’s soccer team. Evening campus offers twenty five academic programs through five sessions each year. Each session consists of 8 weeks study. Student faculty ratio for the Evening campus is 16:1.

Columbia College also has 34 nationwide campuses, of which nine are in Missouri itself and eighteen are on military bases. One of the campuses is located in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The Nationwide campuses started in the 1973 and conducts evening and weekend classes.

The Evening and weekend classes are held for eight weeks. Five sessions are conducted annually and the courses start in the months of –January, March, June, August and October. Online campus offers more than twenty online programs and six hundred online classes. Columbia College offers Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree and Master level degree programs.

Graduate programs on offer by the College include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and MS in Criminal Justice (MSCJ). There are more than six hundred students enrolled for the graduate programs of the college. The programs are offered on campus as well as through online programs. The academic programs on offer by Columbia College are flexible in nature with comparatively low tuition charges than other colleges.

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