Columbia College’s main campus is located in Columbia, Missouri, and was established in 1851. The first extended campus was founded in St. Louis in 1973, after an Army education services officer was interested in providing courses to Army recruiters in the St. Louis area.
“(The Fort Leonard Wood campus) was established in 1974 to serve the military population and their families on the installation and in the surrounding communities,” said Michael Siegel, Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood director. “It’s part of our college’s network of nationwide campuses.”
“Columbia College on Fort Leonard Wood provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format,” said Norris Johnson, Truman Education Center education services officer. “They also have a network of locations across the country and a robust online program.”
Programs that are available in-seat are: associate in general studies; associate in science in business administration, computer information systems, criminal justice administration and human services; bachelor of general studies; bachelor of arts in criminal justice, history, human services, psychology and business administration with majors in accounting, financial services, human resource management and management; bachelor of science in management information systems and business administration with majors in accounting, financial services, human resource management and management.
The college offers a Spouses Opportunity Grant that provides the first class free for military spouses and a 20 percent discount on all in-seat classes. They also have grants for military family members, a grant for two or more family members attending at the same time and an associate degree transfer grant for those who qualify.
This location has five scholarships that are awarded each year for a total of more than $8,000 annually. They also have many other scholarship opportunities in which students may apply.
Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood offers six, eight-week sessions each year, with in-seat classes starting a 5 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. Students attend classes one night a week for each class they are enrolled. Classes are taught at the Truman Education Center or in Waynesville. For more information, contact Columbia College’s Fort Leonard Wood Campus at email@example.com or by phone at 573.329.4050.