Why Give

Alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations can choose many ways to support Columbia College and directly impact our students. Here are some of the college's most pressing priorities:

Columbia College Fund

Gifts to the Columbia College Fund are put to work immediately by allowing us to address unique initiatives across the college, as well as helping us fund experiential learning for students through internship programs and opportunities to study abroad. A gift to the Columbia College Fund helps us sustain our vibrant culture and offer a profound educational experience so that every student can reach their full potential.
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Scholarships

Columbia College is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to deserving students across the country. Scholarships provide financial assistance to deserving Columbia College students nationwide based on need, merit and effort. A scholarship lessens a students' dependence on financial aid and, in turn; decreases the amount of debt they’ll have to repay after graduation. Scholarships also benefit those who may not qualify for a need-based scholarship or a merit-based scholarship, therefore filling the gap and creating an opportunity.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center

With diversity, equity and inclusion comes the need for dedicated safe spaces for groups to meet, provide education and bring awareness. Columbia College has responded to this need with the creation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center at Williams Hall.
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Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee House

At nearly 2,000 square feet, the Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee House triples the space of the previous Ousley Family Veterans Service Center location in Missouri Hall and provides the college’s military and veteran student community a dedicated gathering space to talk, study and network. The McGee House is located at 904 N. Eighth Street, on the north side of campus.
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New Hall

New Hall will serve as a home for our students and the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. It will provide students and faculty with resources for a higher level of achievement and success. It will include state-of-the-art classrooms, an event center and professionally equipped work rooms for student groups to collaborate and augment their learning experience.
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Cougar Athletics

Columbia College is part of NAIA Division I competitive sports. In 2021, cheer and dance will be added to the current competitive sports: men and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, as well as women’s softball, women’s volleyball, women's bowling, men’s baseball, men's lacrosse and eSports.
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Nationwide and Online

Through its network of more than 30 Nationwide locations, the Day Campus and Evening Campus in Columbia, Missouri, and the Online Education program, the college serves thousands of students each year.
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