Choose Columbia State

Accepting applications for Fall 2024!

With more than 80 degree and certificate paths to choose from and five campuses close to home, Columbia State has something for everyone.

Small Classes • Online • Affordable • Local

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

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

Have questions? Call 931.540.2790 or email

Upcoming Application Deadlines
Fall 2024
Full Term, 1st 10 Weeks, 1st 7 Weeks
• Apply By: August 21
• Classes Start: August 26

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Campus Tours and Events Schedule a tour of one of Columbia State's five campuses. Tours and Events
Steps to Enroll To get started at Columbia State, click the link below for step-by-step instructions for your academic success. Steps
Orientation All first-time freshman and transfer students with less than 24 earned credit hours are required to complete orientation. Students may complete orientation online or in person. Orientation
Check out our Viewbook for a general overview of the college.
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For more information about Columbia State and how to apply, please fill out the form below.

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Williamson Campus Recruiters If you're looking to apply to Columbia State but have some questions, contact one of our recruiters. Connect with an Admissions Recruiter
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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 Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. For more information, go to Columbia State Community College Accreditation.