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Explore Your Opportunities

Welcome! So you're thinking about earning a degree? Columbia State offers five convenient locations in southern Middle Tennessee and is focused on your success.

Earn Your Degree At Columbia State

No matter which courses you take, you’ll find that Columbia State’s entire faculty and staff are here to help you further your educational dreams.

  • Choose from 70+ academic programs.
  • Traditional, online and live-streamed courses to fit your busy schedule.
  • Affordable tuition with a variety of scholarships and other financial aid opportunities.

Learn more about Columbia State.

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 Select the type of student you are from the list below for the road map to getting admitted.
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Schedule A Campus Tour

One of the best ways to know that Columbia State is the right college choice for you is to come see us! Campus tours are scheduled, but if the tour dates don’t work for your calendar, give us a call and we’ll plan a tour just for you. Click Campus Tours to learn more.
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Columbia State offers more than 70 academic programs, including both transfer and career-entry programs. Learn more about our Academic Programs.

Photo of the Admin Building at the Williamson CampusSummer Classes

If you're an adult learner, recent high school graduate, or transferring from another college, get a head start. Summer classes can help make the transition easier! Our courses are a smart investment and will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Learn more about courses that transfer.
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Adult Learners

Returning to college when you are 25 or older can be challenging, confusing and intimidating. But, it can also be one of the most rewarding decisions you ever make! Check out our Office of Adult Learners to see what sets Columbia State apart and makes returning to college as an adult such a great decision.

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Tennessee Promise

Columbia State is proud to be a participating Tennessee Promise college. Tennessee Promise is the state’s last-dollar scholarship program that allows graduating high school and home school seniors the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition-free for two years. Visit to learn more.

Tennessee Transfer Pathways

You can rest assured when you take classes at Columbia State. Your credits will transfer seamlessly with you when you graduate if you decide to continue your studies at a Tennessee four-year university, and many private colleges and universities too! That's the TTP Guarantee! AND, if you are thinking about coming to Columbia State from another Tennessee school, the TTP works both ways!
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Campus Life

It’s not just what you learn in the classroom, Columbia State offers a variety of student clubs, organizations and activities for you to get involved. Below are just a few of the many options available to you:

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