COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A new $20 million facility will combine faculty offices, classrooms and a dormitory in one building to accommodate a growing student body at a college in central Missouri.

The Columbia Missourian ( ) reports that Columbia College announced plans Monday for the four-story building, which would provide about 60,000 square feet of space.

College officials said in a statement that the school saw a 13 percent increase in student enrollment last fall and expects more growth.

President Scott Dalrymple says the facility will house School of Business Administration offices, six classrooms and a larger event center on the first floor. A 150-bed dormitory will take up the second, third and fourth floors.

Construction is slated to begin in spring 2018 and the building is expected to be finished by August 2019.


Information from: Columbia Missourian,