Columbus State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907-5645
(706) 568-2035
(866) 264-2035
Fax: (706) 568-5091

Contact: Susan Lovell
Director of Admissions
Main Address
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907-5645
(706) 568-2001

www.colstate.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 6,838
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,244
Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,668
Graduate enrollment: 1,115

Setting
Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 66%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Ethnic Studies – General C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B,C

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Columbus State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (706) 507-8800
Website: www.columbusstate.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: admissions.columbusstate.edu/index.php
Address: 4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907-5645
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,076
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 30%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,446 (55% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,134
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,920
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,692

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Columbus State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Columbus State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 162
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 4121
Education 911181
Engineering 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 222
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 121
Visual and Performing Arts 2161
Grand total 26645291

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Columbus State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $6,134
Out-of-state $16,920
Books and supplies $1,350

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,612
Out-of-state $13,822

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 854 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 818 88% $7,692
Student loan aid 565 61% $5,802

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,186 76% $6,401
Federal student loans 3,766 55% $7,006

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Columbus State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Columbus State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,841 1,525 2,316
Percent admitted 100% 58% 55%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 33% 28%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Columbus State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 8,076
Undergraduate enrollment 6,640
Graduate enrollment 1,436

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Columbus State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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