Why Columbia College?
Columbia College is a private liberal arts college for women committed to providing a quality academic and athletic experience for all student-athletes. Presently there are over 120 student-athletes competing in intercollegiate basketball, golf, lacrosse, swimming, track and field, cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball and softball. The student body comprises 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students from 23 states and 20 countries.
Columbia College provides educational opportunities that develop students' capacity for critical thought and expression, lifelong learning, acceptance of personal responsibility, and commitment to service and social justice. It is noted for faculty who foster academic excellence through collaborative teaching and learning; a vital learning community in which character, ethics, and values are cultivated; the study of leadership enhanced by opportunities for practical application; programs that capitalize on advances in technology; and learning environments that extend beyond the classroom.
Students at Columbia College have the option to study in more than 40 majors along with a premedical program. The faculty is made up of approximately 90 full-time and 50 part-time faculty members with 80 percent of the full-time faculty holding Ph.D.s or terminal degrees in their field. Students enjoy a student-faculty ratio of 12:1 and 4:1 in our honors program.