Columbia College welcomes first male residential students

COLUMBIA—This fall, Columbia College welcomes new students to campus; but it will be far from business-as-usual for the former women’s college. The 167-year-old institution is welcoming its first male residential students.

After months of preparation—including special-ordering some extra-long mattresses— Columbia College is well-equipped to house its first group of male residents.

“The addition of male residential students is certainly historic,” said Columbia College President Tom Bogart. “We’re excited to have these men experience and benefit from Columbia College’s unique personalized education and commitment to social justice and service.”

Founded in 1854, Columbia College educates women and men to build successful careers and live lives of impact. The college’s liberal arts foundation ensures that graduates learn to think critically, develop their curiosity and nurture a love for learning.

With an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, Columbia College students benefit from individualized support, engaged instruction and personal mentorship. With more than 30 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate programs, students can discover and pursue their passion and purpose.

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