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Is Columbia College a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. We've assembled this Columbia College veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Columbia College GI Bill® Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Columbia College Missouri:

How Does Columbia College Missouri Rank for Veterans?

Columbia College was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This usually means that not enough data related to veterans was available.

How Many Veterans Go to Columbia College Missouri?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 6 GI Bill® students at Columbia College Missouri. Around 0.07% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at Columbia College Missouri is 8,347. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill® and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Columbia College Missouri

Columbia College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Columbia College does have a student veterans group.

Does Columbia College Missouri Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
Columbia College Missouri might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Check with the school for more details.

Columbia College Missouri may consider your military experience and give college credit. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

Columbia College Missouri Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at Columbia College Missouri for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About Columbia College Missouri

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

Notes and References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.

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