Columbia State Community College is Tennessee's first two-year college, with five convenient campuses and offering more than 50 programs of study. Every year hundreds of students graduate, and either join the workforce in their field or move on to a four-year school.
Columbia State offers both online and in-class courses, in both credit and non-credit formats. Columbia State is part of the TJCCAA sports association, and has nationally-recognizd baseball, softball and basketball teams. The college is also home to popular Middle Tennessee arts venues, such as the Cherry Theatre and the Pryor Art Gallery.