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Columbia Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Columbia Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Columbia, Missouri

There are at least 6 colleges in Columbia, listed and described below. These schools represent 42,521 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 35,753 full-time students, and a reported 8,021 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Missouri-Columbia and Columbia College.

We also provide an extensive list of Missouri Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Columbia is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Columbia.

Featured Colleges in the Columbia Area (QuickSchools™)

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National American University


Independence, MO

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  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Diploma
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Colleges in Columbia with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Columbia Area Vocational Technical School
4203 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203-7199

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, surgical tech, electrician, computer services management, construction trades, administrative assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 75 students, 127 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Columbia College
1001 Rogers
Columbia, MO 65216

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, business, business management, criminal justice and administration, psychology, interdisciplinary studies, accounting, human resources
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 12,954 students, 10,591 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 392 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 453-578. Math: 535-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Stephens College
1200 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65215

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: medical records admin, drama, business, fashion merchandising, school counseling, business management, marketing studies, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,050 students, 1,016 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 515 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-640. Math: 490-600. Writing: 530-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Missouri-Columbia
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, communication studies, curriculum and instruction, psychology, accounting, registered nursing, biology, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 28,405 students, 23,978 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,114 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-660. Math: 540-650.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Columbia Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Cosmetology Concepts Institute
1611 Burlington Street Suite A
Columbia, MO 65202

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, trade and industrial teaching, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 37 students, 41 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Boonville Colleges 1 8,202 11  
Fayette Colleges 2 2,793 3,428 690
Fulton Colleges 2 12,128 3,161 1,254

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