Columbia College and the Missouri Association of Counties announced today a new partnership in which the college will offer a 15% tuition discount to the association’s members and their spouses, domestic partners and dependents under 25.

Members of MAC include more than 1,400 elected officials from all 114 counties in the state, as well as employees who work for Missouri county governments. These individuals and their families can take advantage of a discount at Columbia College that applies to all certificates, undergraduate or graduate courses taken online or at one of the college’s locations around the state.

“Columbia College truly appreciates this opportunity to offer flexible, affordable higher education to members of the Missouri Association of Counties,” says Rob Boone, the college’s associate vice president for Strategic Partnerships & Projects. “These individuals serve as the backbone of our communities. Whether they are starting college or continuing their education, our institution will provide one-on-one coaching and advising to help them achieve their academic and professional goals.”

“Columbia College truly appreciates this opportunity to offer flexible, affordable higher education to members of the Missouri Association of Counties.”

Rob Boone, Columbia College’s associate vice president for Strategic Partnerships & Projects

Under this agreement, the discounted price per credit hour covers all expenses owed to Columbia College. Textbooks are provided at no additional charge, and there are no extra fees.

“Missouri Association of Counties is proud to have a partnership with Columbia College that will benefit our members and their families,” says Carah Bright, MAC’s member engagement director. “MAC places great value on education. County government is always facing new adversities, but county officials and the staff always have a willingness to learn and adapt. MAC is looking forward to developing more programs in the future that will benefit both entities.”

Founded in 1972, MAC is a nonprofit corporation established to assist Missouri counties in matters pertaining to local, state and federal government activities. Members include presiding and associate commissioners, county clerks, recorders, auditors, collectors, prosecutors, sheriffs, assessors, treasurers, public administrators, circuit clerks, coroners, and all county government employees.

Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for 173 years. As a private, nonprofit institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. Students may enroll in Day, Evening or Online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has more than 97,000 alumni. For more information, visit ccis.edu.