Main campus in Columbia, Missouri

Columbia College, based in Columbia, Missouri, is a private nonprofit institution, operating since 1851. The college hosts a number of satellite degree programs around the country, and it selected Chico for its latest online program after a nationwide search in early 2016. Flexible timing and reasonable costs make Columbia an ideal solution for working adults seeking advancement or new careers. One unique feature is the presence of a personal advisor located here in Chico.

Online Degree Options

Chico students can pursue degrees and certificates from associate through master’s degrees. There are 27 accredited programs available for online study in the areas of business & marketing, computer science, education, criminal justice, nursing, general studies, history, literature, psychology & sociology.


Courses are offered in 8-week sessions, 5 times per year, rather than lengthier semesters or quarters. Because they are online, students can take the courses when time permits, as long as they complete weekly assignments.

Reasonable Cost

In 2016, the tuition per credit hour for an undergraduate student was $290 ($250 for military) and $395 for graduate students. Financial aid may be available.

Local Advising

A personal advisor in Chico is available to assist students with the application process and other questions.

Starting Point

Columbia College, Online Plus, Chico
Contact Chico's personal advisor at (530) 592-3196