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Columbia College (MO) Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

16,962 Students

100% Admitted

  • 13,492 full time
  • 7,003 part time
  • 3,873 men full time
  • 6,086 women full time
  • open enrollment

12,754 Undergraduates

$20,936 Tuition/Year

  • 887 Graduates
  • 516 Non-Degree
  • $20,936 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $7,808 room & board
  • $1,264 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Cougars
School Colors: Navy blue and silver
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Pope
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  • A fast paced school with eight-week class schedules. A school focused on student's and integrity. …

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  • Marilyn from Missouri City, TX
  • 0
  • The online classes are flexible although quite a bit more challenging than traditional school. Academic advisers are quick to respond to student needs and questions. Professors are very pro-active in…

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Mission Statement

Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 150 years. As a private, non-profit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. Originally founded as Christian Female College, the college was the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. The college changed its name to Columbia College in 1970 when it changed from a two-year women's college to a four-year coeducational college. Columbia College is a nonsectarian school welcoming students of all religious denominations. However, it has retained a covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since its inception. Diverse student body. More than 3,500 students attend the Day and Evening programs, both located in Columbia, Mo.

Columbia College (MO)
  • Located in Columbia, MO
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 16,962 students enrolled
  • 51% admitted
  • $20,936 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Tasha from Freeport, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Although I am attending online, I feel as if I am in a classroom. I love the interactiveness in the conferences.

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  • Crystal from Boonville, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Sometimes the commute from my house to the campus is a bit of a drag and I am unable to participate in extracurricular activities due to family obligations. I do like the extracurricular activities that are available and the city the campus is in is fun.

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  • 5
  • JC from Mexico, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Columbia College is a small campus but it offers a lot of clubs and extra curricular activities to join. I love that it is easy to get involved, especially as a freshman! I must say, it took me longer to walk to some of my classes in high school than it takes me to get from class to class here, but even though CC is a small college, being in a college town is great because there is always stuff to do outside campus. Downtown is only a block away, which is a popular place for students to walk around.

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  • Erica from Pontotoc, MS
  • I am a past student here

    The campus is small and there's not a lot to see and enjoy. They do have a lot of free activities. But other than school sponsored events the campus is pretty boring. It's too small to do anything and hardly anyone actually spent time on campus for anything other than classes.

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