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A little historyColumbia College originally began offering an education to servicemembers at Hancock Air Force Base in 1975. When the active duty base closed in 1983, the campus and moved to the Air National Guard base. In October 2011, a change in base mission forced Columbia College to close its doors to most in-seat students at Hancock Field, but students were able to continue their education through the Columbia College Online Campus.
The college immediately undertook a $2.4 million project to improve and expand its educational offerings. The project included significant site work, construction of a parking lot and an 11,700 square foot modular facility to house two computer labs, seven classrooms, one testing center, student lounge and office space for nine full-time and two part-time staff members. The campus, now located on the western-most portion of the base, is accessible via Townline Road. It offers five associate, eleven bachelor’s and two master’s degree programs in-seat; 23 associate, bachelor’s and four master’s degrees also are available online.