Columbia College President Dr. Scott Dalrymple and Moberly Area Community College President Dr. Jeff Lashley recently announced an exciting new partnership between the two institutions called the CC-MACC program.

As part of this initiative, students from MACC will have the opportunity to live on the Columbia College campus while taking classes through MACC. The initiative’s ultimate goal is to reduce the potential time and cost for students to complete a bachelor’s degree at Columbia College. It also augments academic advising partnerships between the student, Columbia College and MACC to ensure courses transfer between the two institutions seamlessly.

“We are very pleased to expand our already strong relationship with Moberly Area Community College with the formation of the CC-MACC program,” said Dalrymple. “Students in the program have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse, four-year, private college experience while taking advantage of the affordability of community college.”

This agreement is in lock step with Columbia College’s commitment to being as transfer friendly as possible. Since 2015, more than 1,000 MACC students and graduates have transferred to Columbia College.

“MACC and Columbia College have been great partners for many years with student centered pathways that have allowed MACC students to transfer to Columbia College seamlessly,” said Lashley. “This agreement provides new and valuable opportunities to our shared students that will serve them very well.”

Students can apply now for the fall semester. For more information call (573) 875-7352 or email