Make Columbia State your first choice.

With more than 80 academic paths, tuition-free opportunities, and five campuses close to home, many southern Middle Tennessee public high school students are choosing Columbia State as their top choice to begin higher education.

Columbia State is the top choice for public high school students* in:

  • Giles County
  • Hickman County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lewis County
  • Marshall County
  • Maury County
  • Wayne County
  • Williamson County

*Tennessee Higher Education Commission 2022 Higher Education County Profiles

Small Classes • Affordable • Local • In-Person • Online

Looking for a rewarding and high-demand field? Check out one of our 80+ academic paths, including:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Systems Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • and more!

Have questions? Call 931.540.2790 or email


Apply Now for Summer/Fall 2022!

Summer 2022

Full Term & 1st Term (Five Weeks):

  • Apply By: May 9
  • Classes Start: May 23

Fall 2022

Full Term, 1st Ten Weeks, & 1st Seven Weeks:

  • Apply By: August 5
  • Classes Start: August 22
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Campus Life

It’s not just what you learn in the classroom, Columbia State offers a variety of student clubs, organizations and activities for you to get involved. Here are just a few of the many options available to you: Student Government Association, President's Leadership Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Study Abroad and Arts & Entertainment.

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Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Science in Teaching degree, and Technical Certificates. Questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (