Columbia College-Elgin offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program.


Thrive with a flexible schedule

Online classes relocate if you do. We also offer in-seat classes at military venues across the country. See the Columbia College course schedule to find classes that work around your military duties.

Get ready for the next session

Columbia College class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year. The next CC session begins January 8, 2024 and the registration deadline for the following session is January 7, 2024.

No book costs. Plus, reduced tuition!

Columbia College now offers a special military-affiliated tuition for currently serving military members, and their spouses and dependents. Plus, books are provided at no cost!




1700 Spartan Dr., Building E205
Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL 60123


(847) 214-7003


Mon. - Thurs.: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


What can I study?

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Not all degrees listed are available to students with F1 visa.

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Columbia College is a leader in higher education. We serve students on our residential campus, online and at more than 25 educational venues across the country. Our programs equip learners of all ages with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow.


Get started at Columbia College

  1. Complete the admission process

    Complete the application with proof of high school completion. An Enrollment Counselor can help you every step of the way.

  2. Connect with an academic advisor

    Once admitted, an academic advisor will help you make decisions about your major, coursework and career goals.

  3. Apply for financial aid

    Leverage scholarship opportunities or find out if you’re eligible for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  4. Transfer credit

    Transfer coursework, military training and licensures, and save time and money on your degree

  5. Register for classes

    Select your courses for the upcoming term


About Elgin

Located in Chicagoland's Northern Fox River Valley , students of Columbia College-Elgin enjoy access to the major city’s resources alongside local cultural establishments, family entertainment venues and nature trails.

Columbia College-Elgin was established in 1997 on the Elgin Community College (ECC) campus. The location offers high-tech classrooms, qualified academic advisors and faculty, access to the ECC library and computer labs. Students also have high-speed online access to library resources.

The venue offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program. An agreement with Elgin Community College (ECC) provides students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor's degree at Columbia College. The college offers a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its diverse degree offerings and eight-week course format. Students take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

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Apply for admission to take the first step toward earning your accredited degree.

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Find support For all students

We’re here for you every step of the way. Through your education, into your career and beyond!

For assistance with insecure housing or if you have been in the foster care system contact Stephanie Whitener: 573-875-7721 or scwhitener@ccis.edu

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