Founded in 1851 as Christian Female College, Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some of our specific programs are also accredited by a number of other commissions. Our college has a mission of providing the most ideal education to more than 26,000 enrolled students and has a goal of becoming the best institution to offer all degrees and majors from Business, Sciences, to even Military, to more than 30 campuses in 13 states and in Cuba. Through the guidance and services of Columbia College’s faculty and staff, we already have more than 83,000 living graduates from the United States and all over the world with worthwhile professions. Understanding that not every aspiring professionals have the chance to pursue their dreams because of some circumstances, we extend our hands to help them and provide them scholarships that will remove hindrances to having better future. Although we are part of a Christian Church, we are still a nonsectarian institution that accepts individuals regardless of religion.