Nov 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Texas - Mesquite | Fort Worth

Texas Workforce Commission

Columbia College has been granted exemption under Texas Education Code, Section 132.002(a)(6) as a private institution.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Columbia College has demonstrated that it meets the standards set forth in the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and qualifies for an exemption pursuant to Subchapter G, Chapter 61, Texas Education Code and, as defined in Chapter 7.3 of Board rules from certain, but not all, regulations. This exemption will continue as long as Columbia College maintains its accreditation status with the accrediting organization the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and standards acceptable to the Coordinating Board. Columbia College is authorized to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms in the state of Texas until the expiration of its current grant of accreditation.

Texas was approved as a SARA member state on November 2, 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 Texas.

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

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 427-6101

VA Statement

Columbia College Texas locations have been approved by the state of Texas Division of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Veterans Education 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]).