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    Every parent worries when a child is heading to college. You won't be there for every step.

    Columbia State's faculty is ready to help your young adult find success in college!

What Every Parent Should Know About College!

Thank you for choosing Columbia State! Your student is beginning a new journey in their life, and we are excited to have the opportunity to watch them learn and grow. Columbia State is known for our excellence in education, as well as our caring faculty and staff. Your student's success is very important to us!

It's true, parents love Columbia State because our tuition is more affordable than four-year colleges and universities. Choosing Columbia State makes great financial sense. Plus, through the Tennessee Transfer Pathways, our courses are guaranteed to transfer to any other public Tennessee school and many private institutions as well. (In case you're wondering... we are an accredited institution, which means our courses transfer to colleges outside the state of Tennessee too.) In addition, we are able to offer smaller class sizes, so your student won't get lost in the crowd. Our professors know your student by name. We also have five convenient locations which helps your student stay close to home.

This section of the website is designed with caring parents in mind. Your son or daughter is growing into young adulthood and your job in launching them successfully is not done. But your role is changing!

What can you do to help? Helping a student commit to graduate is the most important role that parents play. Believe it or not, they really are still listening to you. When you are positive, they will be too. When you are encouraging, they will try harder or again. Join us in our commitment to seeing your student through completion and graduation! When it is time for them to walk across that Commencement stage, we will be celebrating with you!

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Still haven't decided which school is right for your student? The best way to know that Columbia State is the right fit is to come for a visit! We're always glad to show you around any of our five campuses. Learn more about campus tours.
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Interested in Coming Back to College Yourself?

As your child is weighing their college options, now is the perfect time to start thinking about coming back to college yourself. Whether you want to change careers, move up in your current career, or just gain some new skills, Columbia State is a great place to get started on YOUR future. You may have questions about coming back to school. Check out our Adult Learner page to learn more about coming back to college.

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Tennessee Transfer Pathways

You can rest assured when your student take classes at Columbia State.  Their credits will transfer seamlessly with them when they graduate if they decide to continue their studies at a Tennessee four-year university, and many private colleges and universities too!  That's the TTP Guarantee! And, if your student is coming to Columbia State from another Tennessee school, the TTP works both ways. Want to know how the TTP can work for you? Watch this short video to find out

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