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About Online Campus

In 2000, Columbia College launched its Online Campus, beginning to offer working adults and military service members the opportunity to pursue a quality education without the limitations of proximity to a quality college. The Online Campus at Columbia College offers quality education at an affordable price, while offering extreme convenience.

Founded in 1851, Columbia College prides itself on its ability to change with the times by offering educational programs that meet the needs of an ever-changing society. The college often has been among the first colleges to try "daring experiments" in higher education such as educating women or military personnel and adult learners through evening classes. More than 20,000 students take at least one online class at Columbia College each year. 

Learn at Your Own Pace

About onlineAt Columbia College, you have the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace. You have the flexibility to start and stop your degree program whenever you wish, depending on what may be going on in your personal life. If you need to sit out for a session or more, you can pick up right where you left off whenever you are ready to continue.

Online Degree Programs

The Online Campus at Columbia College offers more than 800 accredited onlineclasses and 32 accredited online degree programs, including four certificate programs. Whether you're interested in biology, law, psychology, mathematics, English or a host of other available programs, your academic options are endless at Columbia College. Most of the online instructors at Columbia College are the same experienced instructors teaching our traditional courses, ensuring that all online students enjoy a quality educational experience.

Classes are taught in eight-week sessions, with five sessions offered each year starting in January, March, June, August and October. You'll be well on your way to earning your college degree in no time!

Learn more about how online learning works.