Columbia College earned the No. 17 spot as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit master’s institutions in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Columbia College experienced a 113.4 percent increase from 2000-2010. In the fall of 2000, a total of 7,948 students were enrolled at Columbia College and by fall 2010 the student enrollment increased to 16,962.
“We are excited to be included in the top 20 of the fastest-growing private institutions,” said Dr. Gerald Brouder, president of Columbia College. “We realize the importance of offering diverse academic programs to accommodate students from all backgrounds. As we continue to generate more opportunities we, in turn, attract more students who are eager to participate in the many programs that Columbia College offers. This recognition only validates our mission to be a model institution.”
Columbia College has several campuses throughout Missouri, including one in Rolla, and several other states across the nation.
In August, Columbia College-Rolla announced its enrollment numbers for the August 2012 session. The college saw a 40 percent increase in new students compared to the August 2011 session. Total enrollment for the Rolla campus during the August session is 488 students.