Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. A private, nonprofit liberal arts and sciences college, Columbia College takes pride in small classes, experienced faculty, and quality educational programs.
Originally founded as Christian Female College, the college changed its name to Columbia College in 1970. That year, it transitioned from a two-year women's college to a four-year coeducational college.
CC has a traditional campus, more than 30 venues nationwide, an evening program in Columbia, Mo., and an online program. The college serves approximately 18,000 students annually.