Jul 22, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Maryville| NS Everett


Columbia College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Columbia College to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P. O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsac.wa.gov.

Location Contact Information

Columbia College - Marysville

Darin Hand, Regional Director
13910 45th Avenue NE, Suite 802
Marysville, WA 98271
Phone: (360) 653-4480
Fax: (360) 653-4710

Columbia College - NS Everett

Darin Hand, Regional Director
2000 West Marine View Dr. #125
Everett, WA 98207
Phone: (360) 653-4480
Fax: (360) 653-4710

Columbia College

Dr. Piyusha Singh, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
Phone: (573) 875-7500
Fax: (573) 875-7445

Student Costs

For 2022-2023 tuition and charges, please visit the Tuition Rates and Payment Policies page in the catalog.

Student Loans

For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov

Course Cancellation

Courses will only be cancelled in the event of insufficient course interest or if appropriate teaching faculty cannot be found.

Support Services

Academic Advisement - academic advisors are available at each Columbia College location to assist students with program planning, course selection and other academic activities.

Placement Services

Columbia College has trained personnel to assist students with career planning and development but does not offer placement services.  Employment upon completion of program(s) is not guaranteed. The Resources section of the catalog details more information regarding to career services available to students.

Transferability of Credits

The transferability of credits earned at Columbia College is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at Columba College will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at Columbia College to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Columbia College will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.

Library Information

The Columbia College J.W. and Lois Stafford Library is located at the main campus and includes extensive electronic reference and research sources in support of the college’s academic curriculum. Stafford Library serves as the primary library for all students, faculty and staff from all locations through the library’s web site at http://library.ccis.edu.  Librarians are available to answer questions via email, chat, text or phone during library hours to assist with research.

Stafford Library’s collection of materials supports the curriculum of Columbia College and contains more than 70 online databases with full-text and indexed articles from professional journals, legal publications, newspapers and magazines; 90,000 electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers; 210,000 electronic books; 150,000 streaming audio discs; and 35,000 streaming videos.  All of the library’s electronic collections are accessible remotely 24 hours/day via the library website using a person’s CougarTrack username and password through a proxy server.  Electronic delivery of articles not found in the library databases is also available.

More than 140 electronic subject and course guides have been created by library liaisons to provide information about finding articles, books, e-books, videos, and other resources about a topic. Subject guides provide a good starting point for students to find library resources pertaining to a subject, such as the best article databases to use or how to find e-books.  Course guides are created for a specific course and include library resources pertinent to that course. Information about the research process and style manuals are available on the library’s website.

2022-2023 Academic Calendars

For 2022-2023 Academic Calendars, please visit the 2022 - 2023 Academic Calendars  page in the catalog.

Graduate Degree Programs

The Graduate catalog combines information for all Columbia College locations. Consequently, it includes information on degree programs offered at one or more of the nationwide locations. All degrees listed are not offered at all locations.

Marysville and Online

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis
  • Master of Business Administration with Human Resource Management Emphasis

NS Everett and Online

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis
  • Master of Business Administration with Human Resource Management Emphasis

Graduate Programs Offered Online Only

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Business Administration with Real Estate Management emphasis
  • Master of Educational Leadership, School Leader
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Correction Administration emphasis
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Law Enforcement Administration emphasis

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

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 753-7800
Website: https://www.wsac.wa.gov/degree-authorization

VA Statement

Columbia College Washington locations have been approved by the Washington Student Achievement Council, State Approving Agency for Veteran’s Education & Training to train veterans and other eligible persons under the provision of Section 3675, Chapter 36, Title 39, U.S. Code.


This institution does not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollments or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admission activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance. 

The information contained in this notification form is true and correct in content and policy and I am aware that the institution or facility must comply with applicable statues and regulations and that failure to comply may lead to suspension or withdrawal of programs by the WSAC/SAA and/or DVA.


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Robert Boone                                                                                                    Date
Associate Vice President, CC Global Military
Columbia College