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About Columbia

113,225 in city
138 km² (53 mi²)
231 m
Columbia is a center of higher education located about halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City. It is home to the University of Missouri, Stephens College, Christian College, and Missouri School of Religion. Established in 1821, it was selected as the seat of the state university in 1839. The University of Missouri is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
102 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Jesse Hall 177 ft 1895
2 Paquin Tower 172 ft 1973
3 Memorial Student Union 142 ft 1926
4 Fifth and Walnut Parking Garage 138 ft 2010
5 Tiger Hotel 131 ft 1928