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Upcoming online sessions

Next session begins: May 1

Recommended application date: April 30

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Online classes

Online classes allow you to fit your accredited Columbia College degree around your other commitments. You'll have weekly assignments and deadlines to meet, but when you do them is up to you.

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Contact us

Call center hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Phone: (800) 231-2391 ext. 7246
Fax: (573) 875-7445

Advisor appointment hours may vary

What can I study?

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What is six sessions?

Columbia College now offers a total of six eight-week sessions in one academic year in our Evening, Graduate, Online, and Nationwide programs. With two sessions offered each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer), all college venues, locations and programs operate on the same academic calendar.

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What are online classes like?

In short, the same as in-seat classes, except you won't be sitting in a classroom. You'll interact with your professors and classmates in online discussion forums and over email, and you'll complete the same coursework and learning objectives you would if you were here at our main campus in Columbia.

Same classes, same coursework, same degree.

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How much will it cost?


Online undergraduate classes are $290 per credit hour

Tuition and fees

In addition to federal financial aid, Columbia College offers scholarships and grants to help you pay for your education.

  1. See tuition rates.
  2. Apply for financial aid.
  3. Check for available scholarships with our scholarship finder

Admissions checklist

Application: Complete the application, and send your transcripts to the Office of the Registrar

Authenticate: Authenticate your identity by visiting your local campus or online with your webcam.

Financial aid: Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with school code 002456.

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Student services

Academic advice: An academic advisor will help you choose classes and create a degree plan to keep you on track for graduation.

Career services: Our expert career advisors will help you find jobs and internships, polish your resumé, and perfect your interview skills. These services are free for life.

Military services: As one of the most military friendly colleges in the nation, our virtual veteran services can help you with the GI Bill benefit process, VA certification and assistance transitioning to academic life.


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