Columbia College–Elgin offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program.
Thrive with a flexible schedule
Online classes relocate if you do. We also offer in-seat classes at 18 military venues across the country. See the Columbia College course schedule to find classes that work around your military duties.
Get ready for the next session
Columbia College class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year. The next session begins August 30, 2021 and the registration deadline is August 29, 2021.
What can I study?
Columbia College is a leader in higher education. We serve students on our residential campus, online and at more than 30 educational venues across the country. Our programs equip learners of all ages with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow.
Get started at Columbia College
Complete the application and arrange for your high school or college transcripts (if applicable) to be sent to the Office of the Registrar at 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216.
Authenticate your identity at the learning venue office or online with your webcam.
Apply for financial aid
Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with school code 002456.
Located in Chicagoland's Northern Fox River Valley , students of Columbia College-Elgin enjoy access to the major city’s resources alongside local cultural establishments, family entertainment venues and nature trails.
Columbia College-Elgin was established in 1997 on the Elgin Community College (ECC) campus. The location offers high-tech classrooms, qualified academic advisors and faculty, access to the ECC library and computer labs. Students also have high-speed online access to library resources.
The venue offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program. An agreement with Elgin Community College (ECC) provides students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor's degree at Columbia College. The college offers a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its diverse degree offerings and eight-week course format. Students take a mix of in-seat and online classes.
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