Columbia College – Lake of the Ozarks sees enrollment record

Columbia College - Lake of the Ozarks has been a part of the Lake community since 1990.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo., August 23, 2012 — Columbia College – Lake of the Ozarks continued its upward growth trend with a record-setting enrollment for the August session. The eight-week session, which started on August 13, featured 764 students enrolled in 1,270 courses. Of the 764 students, 117 were new to the campus. The previous record was set leading into the January 2012 session (1,257 enrollments).

“Columbia College has served as the Lake’s college for nearly 22 years and we are thrilled to see area students choose our campus for their educational needs,” campus director Dr. John Keeney said. “Our faculty and staff strive to provide a quality college experience for all of our students while challenging and preparing them for life after receiving their degree.”

The Lake Ozark campus was established in 1990. In 2004, a new 17,400-square-foot building was constructed, completed in spring 2005. The first classes held in the new facility began in June 2005.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit

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