Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport students have access to an outdoor study area and multipurpose athletic field, as well as high-speed, online access to library resources.


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.

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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.

No fees. No book costs. Plus, reduced tuition!

Columbia College now offers a special military-affiliated tuition rate for currently serving military members, and their spouses and dependents. Plus, with Truition®, you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost!




Highland Community College
2998 West Pearl City Rd.
Freeport, IL 61032




Mon. - Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri.: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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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.


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  1. Apply

    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.

  2. Authenticate

    Authenticate your identity at the learning venue office or online with your webcam.

  3. Apply for financial aid

    Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with school code 002456.


About Freeport

Freeport, a vibrant community in Northwest Illinois, boasts the best of both worlds with modern high-tech companies as well as the scenic charm of the rural Midwest. Four Fortune 500 companies or their leading divisions have made Freeport their home, while the area's energetic 28,000 residents enjoy 780 acres of well-equipped parks and other recreation facilities.

Columbia College–Freeport was established in 1996. The venue offers high-tech classrooms and qualified academic advisors and faculty. Students have access to an outdoor study area and multipurpose athletic field, as well as high-speed, online access to library resources. A proud part of the community, Columbia College-Freeport offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program.

Agreements with Highland Community College , Rock Valley College and Rockford Career Center provide 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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