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:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,407
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,131 (61% 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:$6,031
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,605
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,354

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Columbus State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services62
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2121
Education911181
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs121
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences3
Psychology1
Social Sciences121
Visual and Performing Arts151
Grand total20344281

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education151
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Social Sciences11
Grand total16101

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,031
Out-of-state$16,605
Books and supplies$1,270

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,556
Out-of-state$13,802

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid94392%
Grant or scholarship aid83981%$6,354
Student loan aid61560%$5,769

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,71868%$5,172
Federal student loans4,00758%$7,036

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,1601,2891,871
Percent admitted100%54%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%33%28%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment8,407
Undergraduate enrollment6,789
Graduate enrollment1,618

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

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