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Columbia College to construct $20 million academic and residence hall

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Following the approval of its campus development plan by the Columbia College Board of Trustees and the Columbia City Council, the college is announcing the construction of a new academic and residence hall. The facility will serve as the new home for the School of Business Administration and will also include a 150-bed residence hall.

With a 13-percent growth in student enrollment this past fall and continued projected growth in the fall of 2017, additional student housing is a top priority. The college will break ground on the structure in early spring 2018 with plans of welcoming students when the Fall Semester begins in August 2019. The approximately 60,000-square foot, four-story facility will be located just north of Brown Hall and south of R. Marvin Owens Field. Its estimated cost is $20 million. The cost of the project will be covered entirely through fundraising and existing college funds.

“Our rapid growth here in Columbia means we simply don’t have enough space to house our students, many of whom prefer to live on campus,” said Dr. Scott Dalrymple, president of Columbia College. “While there may be vacant rooms elsewhere in the city, those don’t help Columbia College students wishing to live and study on our campus. This is also an opportunity to provide a home for our growing School of Business Administration.”

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