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Why Columbia?

Columbia College is an ideal destination for those looking to enrich their lives and start or further their higher education. Our dedicated staff provides everything you will need for academic success, and due to our comparatively smaller class sizes, you'll be able to fully utilize their time and develop one-on-one relationships. And given our location around San Diego Reservoir from which wooded foothills join the rugged majesty of the Sierra Nevada, you'll be taking the next step of your academic and professional career surrounded by a unique and picturesque setting.

Mission Statement

Centered in the Sierra foothills, Columbia College offers students of diverse backgrounds many opportunities for discovery and success. Through a supportive and engaging learning environment, students master foundational skills, explore their passions, attain degrees and certificates, and pursue career and transfer pathways. We collaborate with surrounding communities to cultivate intellectual, cultural and economic vitality. Columbia College inspires students to become inquisitive, creative, and thoughtful life-long learners.

Reaffirmed by Columbia College Council on January 18, 2019
Approved by the YCCD Board of Trustees on April 10, 2019


Vision Statement, Core Values, and Strategic Goals

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