The Elgin location is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to offer degree programs.
Illinois was approved as a SARA member state on July 31, 2015. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Illinois.
Location Contact Information
Karen Beckstrom, Director
Address: 1700 Spartan Drive, E205, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 214-7197
Fax: (847) 214-7003
Dr. Piyusha Singh, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Address: 1001 Rogers Street Columbia, MO 65216
Phone: (573) 875-7500
Fax: (573) 875- 7445
For 2020-2021 tuition and charges, please visit the Online, Nationwide, and Main Campus Evening Tuition page in the catalog.
Students with financial aid who drop or withdraw from a course(s) need to be aware that their financial aid could be affected. Refunds shall be made within 30 days of the date that Columbia College determines that the student has withdrawn.
The Online, Nationwide, and Main Campus Evening Tuition Structure catalog page details the standard payment policy, tuition refunds, and other pertinent information that students should be aware of.
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, students 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.
State Regulatory Agency Contact Information
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL. 62701-1377
Phone: (217) 782-2551
Columbia College Illinois locations have been approved by the state of Illinois, Department of Veterans Affairs, State Approving Agency to train veterans and other eligible persons under the benefits of Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671 [a] and 3672 [a]).