Columbia College–Lake County 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 18 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 session begins October 25, 2021 and the registration deadline is October 24, 2021.
1225 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 560
Gurnee, IL 60031
Mon. - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Naval Station Great Lakes
Mon. - Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on days classes are not held)
Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
What can I study?
Columbia College is a leader in higher education. We serve students on our residential campus, online and at more than 30 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
Complete the admission process
Complete the free application with proof of high school completion. An Enrollment Counselor can help you every step of the way.
Connect with an academic advisor
Once admitted, an academic advisor will help you make decisions about your major, coursework and career goals.
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).
Transfer coursework, military training and licensures, and save time and money on your degree
Register for classes
Select your courses for the upcoming term
About Lake County/NS Great Lakes
Columbia College of Missouri-Lake County was established in 1972 at Fort Sheridan Army Base and later moved to Glenview Naval Air Base . In March 2008, after 10 years in Park City, the venue moved to its present location in Gurnee. The 14,000-square-foot venue offers seven traditional classrooms, two computer labs, large cyber cafe/student lounge and wireless access.
The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners. Nearly 1,400 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here.
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