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Columbia, Missouri, Day Campus

Small college, big opportunities

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Students walking down hall

Led by a friendly student ambassador, our daily tours also include a meeting with admissions counselors and a chance to chat with professors and coaches.

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RSVP to attend an on-campus event, like our summer camps and competitions, to get details about our programs, professors, student life and more.

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Already admitted? Once you have your acceptance letter, you can register for classes and more at a CC Connections event.


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Can’t come in person to visit? Explore our campus online with a virtual tour.

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What's life like on campus?

Student life
  • Dining on campus

    Dulany Dining Hall offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and meal plans, while the Cougar Café is perfect for grabbing a sandwich or coffee between classes.

  • Exercising on campus

    You'll get free use of the state-of-the-art fitness center on campus, which features an extensive free-weight and resistance machine area, plus treadmills, stationary bikes and ellipticals to keep up your cardio.

  • Getting involved on campus

    In addition to a full calendar of campus activities, you can throw yourself into any of the 50+ student clubs and organizations on campus, covering everything from academic clubs to political, service and social groups.

  • Living on campus

    With residence halls located right on our small campus, it'll only take you a minute or two to get to classes, the library, gym or Cougar athletic events. And downtown Columbia is only a five minute walk away!

  • Passing time on campus

    The Atkins Holman Student Commons is where you'll find the bookstore, Cougar Café, student affairs and health services offices, plus a place to relax between classes.

International students

With clubs, scholarships, English programs and activities for international students, Columbia College is the perfect place to experience American college life.

Transfer students

Around half of our students transfer from other institutions. Check out our transfer credit guides and transfer student scholarships.


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How much will it cost?

When you start at Columbia College, your tuition rate is locked for up to five academic years, so you don't have to worry about unexpected increases.

Columbia College tuition and room and board are less than the national average for 4-year private schools.

Many students also qualify for financial aid and scholarships.

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Admissions checklist

  • Step 1:

    Fill out and submit an application for acceptance to Columbia College.

  • Step 2:

    Send all transcripts and test scores your program requires to the Office of the Registrar.

  • Step 3:

    Get your education funding lined up by first completing financial aid and scholarship applications.

What's happening at Columbia College?

So good to see my friends from our @cc_alumni board ... and @mgosney8 this AM! #wearecc #beautifulpeople

Last night was definitely one I would not forget for a very long time. I thank God for blessing me with all the amazing people he has surrounded me with, and also for this humbling Rogers Gate award. I thank my family, mentors, supervisors, friends, colleagues, and everyone who has been a blessing in my life up to this point ...and that includes you reading this 😊 For me, this award does is not a representation of accomplishments or ability because I could never do anything on my own or by my own strength. Rather it signifies 4 years of trying and failing, of learning from countless mistakes, of falling but never staying down, of taking risks and hoping for the best, and of trusting God to lead the way even when the future doesn't look so bright. I will like to dedicate this award to my parents who sacrificed everything for me from the day I was born up to where I am today. Only God knows how much I love you guys. Thank you for raising me and may God bless and keep you to reap the fruits of your labor! ❤ Also a special thank you to all who nominated me for this and other awards. The world today is in need of change and healing, and to every person out there aspiring to be a part of this change by making an impact in the world I say: work hard cause you never know what the seed you are sowing will reap, pray hard cause you will need God all along the way, dream hard 'cause dreaming won't cost you a penny but could earn you a fortune, believe in yourself because you are good enough, and lastly, play hard 'cause you only have one life to live. Thank you CC for the 4 years of learning and growing. I will never forget you. #WeAreCC! ❤❤❤ **Ps: Sorry I didn't take pictures of myself lol.

Thank you, Central Missouri Humane Society, for bringing some four-legged visitors to campus yesterday for some much need stress relief. 🐾🐶

Baseball player Alex Anderson cheers for his team, Columbia College, as they pull ahead in their first game in 35 years. #baseball #columbiacollege #columbia

Who will be teaching me?

Get to know...
Dr. Kent Strodtman
Assistant Professor of Biology, Columbia, Missouri

Fun facts

  • Proponent of the Paleo diet
  • 17th generation American
  • Keeps bioluminescent jellyfish protein on hand at all times
Read more about Dr. Strodtman
Portrait of Dr. Kent Strodtman
“I want you to come in as my student and leave as my colleague.”

What's so great about Columbia, Missouri?

Learn more about Columbia
  • Eating

    Columbia has hundreds of restaurants and food trucks, covering everything from American cuisine to Thai food, Korean tacos, British pub grub and Indian delicacies.
  • Experiencing

    In addition to a thriving arts scene, Columbia becomes the center of the film world with the True/False film festival. Then, the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival brings artists like the Black Crowes, Buddy Guy and Dwight Yoakam to Stephens Lake Park.
  • Exploring

    You'll find the great outdoors in abundance in Columbia, with more than 50 miles of trails, dozens of parks, fishing lakes and a state park, all within walking, cycling or driving distance.
  • Playing

    In addition to a full calendar of intramural sports on the Columbia College campus, Columbia has golf courses, swimming pools, recreational softball, kickball and basketball leagues that are open to all. This in addition to a skate park and outdoor hockey rink.


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