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Columbia College

45 Reviews

Locations:   Columbia (MO) 

Annual Tuition: $23,840

74% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 10/19/2023

Degree: Cybersecurity

I enrolled based on the recommendation of a friend. The instructors were ok, but the study does not prepare you for the career field. It does not offer any industry certifications, and does not provide you with the skill set need for a job. The courses do not even prepare you to earn industry certifications.


Reviewed: 12/26/2022

Degree: MBA in Management

I was hoping to earn my MBA but instead enrolled in the worst online class I have ever taken. Very slow instructor response for help. Teacher not available to explain coursework. Would not recommend to anyone who would like to learn. Look elsewhere for you education.


Reviewed: 10/27/2022

Degree: Human Services

It was an average online college. The instructors were decent. Financial aid was easy to set up The cost of college is outrageous. The cost of books is outrageous. The counselor that I had was rude. It served its purpose but really did nothing to land a job. I did go on to another college to obtain my Masters degree.


Reviewed: 4/1/2022

Degree: Political Science

This school needs a lot of work, especially for the evening/online. My issue is that learning is way more difficult because most teachers are lazy and don't offer any true structure, guidance, or lectures. They expect you to read everything on your own and are terrible with communication through email. I feel as though I am paying Columbia College tuition just to turn around and have to be my own teacher. I feel I am not learning properly in none of my classes and that this is becoming a waste of... Read More


Reviewed: 7/8/2020

Degree: Computer Science

This school's computer science program really was over hyped in the immediate area. While they lower the amount of Math you have to take, the actual programming part of the degree is not at all different from the bigger school that's just 10 minutes away from campus. As a matter of fact, after the fundamental data structures and algorithms class you need to take, the curriculum and all necessary classes are teaching the same information. There might be a difference in languages that are used compared... Read More


Reviewed: 10/2/2019

Degree: Criminal Justice

The schedule was convenient and allowed you to power through courses in eight weeks. The topics were relevant. Some of the other reviews note the difficulty of the class work and tests. It is challenging on a academic level but rewarding. The online classes were thorough and well constructed. I did have a couple classes that were not as well done as the others. Overall, it was a challenging and productive degree experience.

Jolivette Williams

Reviewed: 8/6/2019

Degree: Psychology

Columbia College is a place where students are nurtured and facilitated in all ways to achieve their highest academic potential. The classes are thoughtful and contributed significantly to the student I desired to become. The layout of the levels are logical, and an essential aspect of the coursework is the fact that the student has several available courses from which to choose. The classes are not pre-selected. Through the elective options, one can specialize the education to their particular needs.... Read More

Kendra Perry

Reviewed: 8/1/2019

Degree: Political Science

Awful! I received zero guidance as an undergraduate student. I did not finish my degree, but have recently reached out to try and complete this. After months of many emails with Rachel in the student success office I still dont have an answer as to what courses I need. She has now passed me off to another department. All I have asked for is guidance on who to speak with or information regarding coursework and I get nothing. There is a reason the graduation rate is so low.

Will Stewart

Reviewed: 3/24/2019

Degree: Information Technology

Evening Campus - This school has gone to c***. In general the school has become a diploma mill. The instruction is pretty much non-existent between the change of in-seat courses being one night a week for 4 hours instead of the old 2 nights a week for 2.25 hours. The teachers just read previously written notes, or power points, and when you ask for help tend to hush you because they say it is the only way to cover all the material with the minimum amount of time. Furthermore, with the new setup homework... Read More


Reviewed: 9/13/2018

Degree: Business

I transferred from another college in 2017 and unfortunately in this area, there's not many choices for in-seat classes to obtain a bachelor degree. Columbia College is ridiculously expensive for the quality of education you receive. Since the beginning of my classes, I have seen a decline in the quality of instructors. I have literally been handed A's and been told by the instructor that they don't give a c***, it's just a paycheck. The cost of tuition now, with their "Truition" is around $400 a... Read More


Reviewed: 7/2/2018

Degree: Biology

I honestly cannot say anything good. They have screwed up my account on multiple occasions attempting to charge me an extra $1500 for no reason! I have had nothing but false information given to me from individuals that are working there and it has been an awful experience.

Robert Moore

Reviewed: 6/29/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

I attended the world campus of Columbia College of Missouri as an active duty member of the United States Coast Guard and obtained my BA in Criminal Justice Administration. While I was stationed in Key West, Florida, I was introduced to the school through the Education Service Officer (ESO) who was attending the school himself. The application process was extremely easy and they accepted almost all of my accredited military experience which helped to eliminate almost all of my lower level and core... Read More


Reviewed: 6/12/2018

Degree: Liberal Arts

Great school! I attended both Kansas City and Denver and both were terrific! The academic advisors at both were incredible and the professors are outstanding and always have a great deal of knowledge as they typically work in that field. Many intelligent students, great place for veterans and international students, or working adults. No complaints at all!


Reviewed: 5/1/2018

Degree: History

Going to the school really sucks, the teachers are really full of themselves because they been in the military or the police and they think they know it all. Going to the school is very stressful because the assignments are really hard and the reading material that they choose is not adequate enough. The readings are professors truths are more for somebody that has been teaching the class for 30 years and not for somebody that is entering into the course. The cost of attending the school is very... Read More

Gerri DSW

Reviewed: 2/11/2018

Degree: Social Work

I felt that Columbia University's Social Work program provided me with theoretical concepts that have molded me into an exemplary social work activist and clinician. The faculty and advisors were quite approachable and I felt as if they had my needs and career goals in mind.

Go somewhere else.

Reviewed: 11/8/2017

Degree: Political Science

Their financial aid department is completely incompetent. I was relying on my financial aid for living expenses, and it was significantly delayed owing to their error. They flagged my file for review, for no good reason, and did not process the review in a timely enough manner. I got my electricity turned off as a result. Columbia awful. Go someplace else.


Reviewed: 11/7/2017

Degree: History

Their financial aid department is the worst. My first year, I had no problems. My second year, they screwed everything up. I was denied my Pell grant because they flagged me for review. I submitted everything in a timely manner, but Columbia couldn't get it sorted out. After this nightmare, I am glad to be transferring to a different college!


Reviewed: 11/5/2017

Degree: Business Administration

The only positive thing I have to say about this program is that the cost per credit hour is cheap. The materials that the school uses are at least 10 years old. The things that you are learning about are also outdated. The courses are all disorganized and the website is a mess. You never know which set of standards you are being graded by or even what your assignments will be. Every class uses a different schedule for due dates although they are all basically the same structure of material and all... Read More


Reviewed: 9/28/2017

Degree: Business Administration

It's a good school, very affordable and well organized. If you are an international student, it's a great place to, you won't be stressed about the cost of tuition, and you will get an opportunity to work and get some experience while studying. It's a good college, not well known yet but it's getting there. The teachers give excellent course, they master the subject, and guess what they are pretty much the same teachers you will find in other schools in the states. I met almost 3 of my previous schools.... Read More

Amritpal Singh

Reviewed: 8/16/2017

Degree: Science & Math

This college IT system sucks they are not well prepared for their student. Keeping strict ruled for paying tuition fees on time is not enough they need to think about their students as well. I will definitely would not recommend this college to anyone. This college really sucks.


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