Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for nearly 170 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty, and quality educational programs. The college, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offers 11 associate, 53 bachelor’s and four master’s degree programs at 36 campuses nationwide through day, evening, and online classes. Columbia College educates more than 18,000 students each year and has 91,000+ alumni worldwide.
Due to its legacy of academic excellence, global reach, and robust online programs, Columbia College was deemed the ideal partner for NAR Academy. It has a history of providing high-quality distance-learning degree completion programs and Columbia College is especially committed to serving working professionals. The partnership with NAR, announced in 2019, includes real estate certificates and degrees that are granted through the Business Administration Department in the Robert W. Plaster School of Business.