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What is TruitionSM?

Truth + Tuition = TruitionSM is Columbia College's pledge to be up front and truthful about the cost of college, so you can plan your degree with no surprise expenses.

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One low cost for your education

Fit a degree into your life with a fully-online program or earn a degree at one of our nationwide locations.

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Classes start January 7! Apply now and take the first step to completing your degree with no surprise expenses.

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No fees.
No surprises.

Zero fees, one cost, is it too good to be true? Not at Columbia College where we eliminated fees so you can be fee-less, too.

No book costs

Mind blowing, right? Pricey textbooks can break your budget. With TruitionSM, we provide the books so you save thousands as you work toward your degree.

The end of complicated fees.

Great tuition prices with no fees, no book costs and no surprises — this is the perfect time to take the next step and start or finish your degree.

$375

Undergraduate
per credit hour

$490

Graduate
per credit hour

$250

Military Undergraduate*
per credit hour

$325

Military Graduate
per credit hour

Above rates apply to nationwide locations and online venues. The per credit hour tuition rate for Columbia College Imperial is $325
Tuition benefits for residential campus.

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Classes begin soon, so the time to act is now. Apply for admission and take the first step toward your accredited degree.

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Dare to compare

We dare you to compare our one low price to other higher education institutions around the nation and find out for yourself why students choose Columbia College to earn their degree.

Comparing costs associated with college is difficult, even for us.
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Columbia College Pennsylvania State University World Campus Purdue University Global Arizona State University Strayer University Maryville University Ashford University University of Maryland University College Grand Canyon University American InterContinental University Colorado Technical University Oregon State University Ecampus University of Phoenix
Total tuition and books per course $1,125 $1,745 $1,670 $1,640 $1,617 $1,580 $1,540 $1,497 $1,495 $1,463 $1,463 $1,417 $1,364
Books provided Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No
Variable fees $0 $252 per semester $295 per term $99 per semester $65 per term $350 per semester $95 per course $15 per credit hour $0 $175 per term $125 per term $0 $0
One-time fees $0 $65 $45 $120 $25 $0 $150 $100 $550 $150 $150 $415 $0

Comparing costs associated with college is difficult, even for us.
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Transfer students

We accept qualifying transfer credit up to 90 hours. Credit opportunity for military, CLEP, AP, DSST exams, and professional training.

Six sessions

Start or finish your degree at any of our six start dates. Eight-week course format allows you to earn your degree at your pace.

Military friendly

Exceptional transfer credit for military training. Affordable tuition. No fees. No book costs. Flexible, portable education.

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Classes start January 7! Apply now and take the first step to completing your degree with no surprise expenses.

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Over 30+ locations

Our nationwide locations allow you to start or finish your degree anywhere and at your pace. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.

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