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Columbia College, also known as Columbia College of Missouri is a private co-educational liberal arts university based in Columbia, Missouri. It was founded in 1851. Though the College is nonsectarian, it has retained a covenant with the Christian Church since its inception.

Columbia College offers a variety of degree programs in different fields of study. It offers day and evening classes on its Columbia Campus and extension courses through its nationwide campuses and ties with US military bases. It also offers online courses.

The official mascot of Columbia College is a Cougar and their sports teams are nicknamed The Cougars. Some of the notable alumni of the College are Judy Baker, Missouri congresswoman; Deborah Bryant, Miss America l966; and Arliss Howard, actor, writer and director.

Profile of Columbia College

Columbia College is located in a small city, in Columbia, MO. The school is officially a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) school. Columbia College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Columbia College often study business and management, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

Columbia College Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 460 to 600 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 663 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 12, 954 students (9, 732 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Columbia College.

Student Life

The school has a large share of part-time students. Columbia College does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in American Midwest Conference competitions.

Columbia College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 118general studies, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, history, English, sociology, political science, American studies, . . .
Business and Management1, 114business, business management, accounting, human resources, finance, marketing, international business
Security and Law Enforcement373criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Therapy and Counselling219psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine116registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering110computer and info science, computer science
Education and Teaching30curriculum and instruction, education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, middle school teaching
Science24biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work18social work, human services
Design6graphic design, illustration
Media4communication studies
Photography and Commercial Art3photography
Art Studies2art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2sports and fitness management
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy and religious studies
Fine Arts1painting, ceramics
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Contact: Columbia College

Columbia College

1001 Rogers

Columbia, MO 65216

General Phone: (573) 875-8700


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