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Goodyear Welcomes Columbia College to West Valley

Post Date:06/28/2018 3:14 PM


Goodyear, Ariz. (June 28, 2018) — A new post-secondary institution has landed in the city of Goodyear with hopes of enrolling West Valley students into its online program.

Missouri-based Columbia College will open an academic advising office in the Goodyear Financial Center located at 250 N. Litchfield Rd, Suite 202, with plans to expand its offerings in the coming months.   

“Our city has a bright future, and one that will be dramatically enhanced through a partnership with Columbia College,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “We recognize the importance of higher learning and are committed to expanding the educational resources in Arizona. We wholeheartedly welcome Columbia College to Goodyear.”

The city’s Economic Development Department has worked with the college’s administration over the past 24 months, during which time Columbia College acquired approval from the state of Arizona and the Higher Learning Commission to locally deliver online and in-seat programs. 

The college will promote its program to high schools, community colleges, hospitals and large businesses, initially focusing on the Goodyear area.  

“We’re a not-for-profit college, we've been around since 1851, and we truly care about affordability,” said Dr. Scott Dalrymple, president of Columbia College. “West Valley students will pay only for tuition-- there are no fees. Best of all, textbooks are included."  

Dalrymple was referring to the college's new TruitionSM initiative, in which students pay just a single tuition rate, with no additional charges for books or fees. Active military service members pay nothing at all out of pocket, he said.

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About Columbia College

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 20,000 students each year and has more than 86,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit 

Goodyear, Arizona is a vibrant community located to the west of Phoenix. On the leading edge of tremendous growth and quality development opportunities, Goodyear delivers excellent services that meet the needs of its residents, ensuring it continues to be a thriving, sustainable community for all. For more information, please visit




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