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Welcome to the Office of 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 the links below to see what sets Columbia State apart and makes returning to college as an adult such a great decision.

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You have lots of choices when considering which college to attend. At Columbia State, we offer over 50 areas of study through both traditional and online course formats. You can earn a degree that can take you straight into the workforce of that transfers to the college or university of your choice.

The Financial Aid office is here to assist you in making your college dreams a reality. More than $10 million in financial aid is awarded each year. Columbia State combines affordability with first-rate education to ensure that you are prepared for your next step.

Register for the the next Information.
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Connected Community of Learners

As an adult learner, you will quickly discover you are not alone! About 1/3 of the students here at Columbia State are also adult learners, so it is easy to get connected to a learning community.

With 5 campuses (Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Clifton, Columbia) to meet your educational needs, including a new campus opening up in Williamson County, we are sure you will find the location, classes and adult learner community you need to be successful. Advisors will work with you to set up individualized learning plans so that you can find the classes you need in the format you learn best.

Learn more at the next Information Session or schedule your personal appointment.
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Support Services

There is no need to do college alone. Stay connected to other Adult Learners to maximize your potential and have more fun learning. The Office of Adult Learners offers a myriad of classes, programs and casual events to help you stay connected and informed.

Foundations in Personal Finance - This 5-week course will teach you the financial basics you need to be successful in college and in life.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - If you have experience in subjects offered by Columbia State., you may be able to gain credit for what you've already learned.

Adult Learner Activities - There is more to college than classes. It is also an opportunity to meet some great people, have fun and learn together. Check out these photos of recent Adult Learner events.

Learn more at the next Information Session or schedule your personal appointment.
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Focused on Your Future

Here at Columbia State, we are focused on your future. Whether you plan to transfer to a 4-year university or go straight to work after graduation, we have many offices and people here to support you.

Career Services
is the place to go regarding relevant, up-to-date career information and employment opportunities.

The Teaching and Learning Center officers free tutoring in Writing, Math and Science.

Advisors are available to answer any program-specific question and help you make a plan to graduate.

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