We're Here for You!

We know the past few months have been hard. There have been many challenges and uncertainties. However, during these challenging times, Columbia State remains open and committed to providing you with a quality educational experience.

You don't have to put your dreams on hold.

Through our customized advising; financial aid opportunities; technology loan program; and live-streaming, online, hybrid, and small-group courses, Columbia State can help you reach your career goals.


Small Classes • Online • Affordable • Local

Looking for a rewarding and high-demand field? Check out one of our 80+ academic programs, including:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Systems Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • and more!

Have questions? Connect with one of our Admissions recruiters using our Zoom virtual hotline. Hours are Monday - Thursday, 4 - 6 p.m. or Friday, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. You can also call 931.540.2790 or email Admissions@ColumbiaState.edu

Check out our new Viewbook for a general overview of the college.
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teacher in classroom Academics Columbia State offers more than 80 academic programs, including both transfer and career-entry programs. Learn more about Academics
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Smiling veteran Veterans We are committed to providing veterans with a successful educational experience. Our goal is to provide excellent service to enrolled service members, veterans and their dependents or survivors. Learn more about Veterans Services
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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. Here are just a few of the many options available to you: Student Government Association, President's Leadership Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Study Abroad and Arts & Entertainment.

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Columbia State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Art, Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Teaching, Associate of Fine Arts in Music, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as many technical certificates.