Columbia College–Lake County 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.
1225 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 560
Gurnee, IL 60031
Mon. - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Naval Station Great Lakes
Mon. - Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on days classes are not held)
Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.
About Lake County/NS Great Lakes
Columbia College of Missouri-Lake County was established in 1972 at Fort Sheridan Army Base and later moved to Glenview Naval Air Base . In March 2008, after 10 years in Park City, the venue moved to its present location in Gurnee. The 14,000-square-foot venue offers seven traditional classrooms, two computer labs, large cyber cafe/student lounge and wireless access.
The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners. Nearly 1,400 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here.
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