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18 Reviews

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73% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 18 students said they would recommend this school to others
By the OnlineU team | Updated 2/6/2023


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Associate's Degrees

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities $20,764 $40,813 100
Criminal Justice and Corrections $28,412 $40,020 89
Business/Commerce, General $27,000 $36,628 83
Human Services, General $28,531 $25,704 41

Bachelor's Degrees

History $27,935 $39,785 94
Psychology, General $24,050 $35,771 94
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities $22,000 $41,030 86
Criminal Justice and Corrections $23,982 $38,931 74
Business Administration, Management and Operations $29,600 $46,410 70
Sociology $36,045 $32,753 62
Health and Medical Administrative Services $25,899 $41,088 57
Business/Commerce, General $24,541 $44,380 54
Human Resources Management and Services $30,184 $42,929 43
Management Information Systems and Services $28,125 $50,859 42
International Business Not Reported $43,369 40
Human Services, General $28,891 $30,656 34
Computer and Information Sciences, General $28,784 $50,570 34
Accounting and Related Services $24,392 $44,432 33
Finance and Financial Management Services $25,000 $44,904 32
Marketing $25,000 $37,889 29

Master's Degrees

Criminal Justice and Corrections $51,582 $46,715 39
Business/Commerce, General $40,138 $62,664 31
Educational Administration and Supervision $34,607 $43,845 17
Curriculum and Instruction $43,749 $34,629 2

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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: 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

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

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: 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

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!