Prior to enrollment for any course of instruction at the Columbia College location in the state of Arizona, students should be made aware of and understand the following information.
Columbia College is authorized by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
Arizona was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) member state on November 11, 2014. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the State of Arizona.
Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
For 2019-2020 tuition and charges, please visit the Online, Nationwide, and Main Campus Evening Tuition page in the catalog.
The admission policies section of the Columbia College catalog details information such as, but not limited to, admission deadlines, student authentication, readmission, and transcript requirements. Students can find the admissions policies on the Admission Policies catalog page. Additionally, students amy find in the catalog the Policies Pertaining to Special Programs .
General Student Grievance Policy
To view the entire policy, please visit the General Student Grievance Policy section of the Columbia College Policies website.
The Student Conduct section of the catalog details information regarding the student grievance process, student code of conduct, overview of the conduct process, as well as other pertinent information that students should be aware of.
- Complaints about sex discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation are handled in accordance with the College’s Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy and corresponding procedures.
- Complaints about discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation, not based on sex, are handled in accordance with the College’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy and corresponding procedures.
- Complaints related to the ADA/Section 504 accommodation process or related to the implementation of approved reasonable accommodations are handled in accordance with the College’s ADA/Section 504 Grievance Policy.
Further Complaint Resolution
On occasion, a student may believe that these administrative procedures have not adequately addressed their concerns and or circumstances related to alleged violations of state consumer protection laws, that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; alleged violations of state laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and complaints relating to the quality of education or other state accreditation requirements.
Complaint process information is provided below for students who wish to address their concerns to the appropriate agency.
- The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education complaint process.
- The Higher Learning Commission complaint process.
- Students in distance education programs or courses should reach out to the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) at 573-526-1577 or review the MDHE complaint process.
State Regulatory Agency Contact Information
If the student complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institution’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private PostSecondary Education. The student must contact the State Board for further details.
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1740 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5709
Fax: (602) 542-1253
Complaint Procedure: https://ppse.az.gov/complaint