To many, going to college can seem like a daunting task — we know. And it’s not merely the coursework that can be challenging, but just getting admitted to a school (any school) can be a chore. We’ve created this page for you, our future students, to help you learn about Columbia State, learn about the college process, and get a push in the right direction.
Columbia State has options for students in all age ranges, in every stage of their life, and with many types of special needs. The first step is to figure out which kind of student you plan to be:
Degree-Seeking Student: Earn a two-year degree and either continue on to a four-year university, or immediately join the workforce.
Skill-Seeking Student: Earn a certificate or further your professional education.
Temporary Student: Take a few classes for transfer or other purposes. Check out our Evening Programs.
High School Student: Looking to earn college credit while in high school?
Non-Credit Student: Take classes for fun or develop new skills.
Our five convenient and close-to-home locations service a large geographic area in southern Middle Tennessee, for a traditional on-campus education. Click here to check out our searchable class schedule. We also offer many classes in our modern 21st-century online campus, for those students who want to attend college in their pajamas, or need the convenience of an online schedule. Remember that we have more than 50 study options for degrees and certificates. So no matter where you are, or what you want to do, we probably have an option to fulfill your education needs.
To the parents who are inevitably reading this page, you can serve as an excellent resource to your first-time student, and assist him or her in their journey of entering college. We appreciate this valuable assistance. If your student ever has questions, have him or her read these pages with you, and he or she can always contact us.
Beyond the Classroom… Although much of this page has been dedicated to the topic of our available educational options, and how to apply, we understand that college is not just about classes. Learning and education is found in many areas, and that includes student activities, student services, and other resources available outside of the classroom. These topics are further discussed on the current students page. For more information on anything related to Columbia State Community College, please contact us.