Out of an abundance of caution in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the state of Washington, Columbia College announced today that it is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff. There has been no reported cases of COVID-19 among members of the Columbia College community.

Classes are canceled for its locations in the state of Washington today, March 9 and tomorrow, March 10 as the college works to put measures in place to transition to Interactive Virtual Courses (IVCs.)

On Wednesday, March 11, all in-seat classes at the NS Everett, Marysville and Whidbey Island locations will temporarily migrate to IVCs, which are synchronous, online course classes. The college will be transitioning 11 total classes, affecting 121 students.

College leadership continues to monitor the situation around the country as it evolves to implement practical solutions for students to seamlessly continue their education.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 165 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. The college, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, has more than 30 locations and offers day, evening and online classes. Columbia College educates more than 18,000 students each year and has more than 91,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit ccis.edu.