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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