Known as “College Town USA,” Columbia is home to three higher education facilities: Columbia College, Stephens College and the University of Missouri. Stay at the Country Inn & Suites Columbia to be within five miles of each school, perfect for popping in to visit campus or attend an event.
University of Missouri
Founded in 1839, the University of Missouri (Mizzou) is the largest university in the state. It is home to the nation’s first school of journalism as well as a school of law, medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering and agriculture. This Columbia, MO hotel's location near Mizzou makes it easy for visitors to tour the gorgeous campus, which is a designated botanical garden, and then cheer on the Tigers at Faurot Field.
This private liberal arts school was founded in 1851 as Christian Female College. In 1970, the school became coeducational and was renamed Columbia College. The main campus covers 30 beautiful acres in central Columbia, just 10 minutes from the hotel.
Founded in 1833, Stephens College was the city’s first higher education facility and is now an acclaimed liberal arts college for women. The campus includes a National Historic District and covers 86 acres near downtown Columbia, approximately two miles from the hotel.