EducationBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member
Columbia College, located in Columbia Missouri, has a rich history of educating underserved students and improving the lives of both traditional and non-traditional students, dating back to its founding in 1851 as one of the first women’s colleges west of the Mississippi River. Today, Columbia College is unique with its access to education through various avenues including: 1) a Day Program serving traditional students (ages 18-24); 2) an Evening Program serving nontraditional students; 3) 36 locations nationwide (including on military installations); and 4) an Online Education Program.
Mission: Columbia College improves lives by providing quality education to both traditional and nontraditional students, helping them achieve their true potential.
Vision: Our vision is to be a highly innovative institution of higher education, dedicated to excellence in both its traditional and nontraditional programs nationwide.
Values: We believe all students deserve access to affordable quality education. We believe higher learning should be individualized, innovative and flexible. We believe a liberal arts core curriculum produces globally engaged citizens who are creative, curious and ethical. We believe people of all beliefs and backgrounds should engage in civil discourse and discovery.