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Columbia College Supports Veterans and Service Members


Recently named by Military Times’ as a “Best for Vets: Colleges 2021”, Columbia College has been serving active and reserve service members, veterans, and military families for nearly 50 years. We’re invested in your success, with a dedicated military and veterans services center offering on-site and virtual services as well.

We are proud to be named a Purple Heart College by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Society, and to host the second-largest national chapter of the SALUTE Honor society for Veterans. Our staff and faculty have received Green Zone Training and stand ready to assist military-connected students on their academic journey.

With a network of 20,000 military-connected alumni worldwide and dedicated staff with military experience, you’ll be in good company at Columbia College.

The college was founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, and has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 170 years. As a private, nonprofit institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs.

With more than 35 locations across the country, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. and has more than 95,000 alumni worldwide.


For more information about Columbia College, please visit https://www.ccis.edu/military-students.