56%

Acceptance Rate

$7,692

Avg.Financial Aid

001561

FAFSA Code

About Columbus State University (CSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,076

Website

www.columbusstate.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia founded in the year 1958. Columbus State University offers nationally distinctive programs in arts, education, business, nursing. Columbus State University offers both undergraduate & graduate programs.

Columbus State University has a total of 8,076 students. Columbus State University has a full-time enrollment of 4,702 undergraduate students and 1,938 part-time undergraduates.

Apart from academics Columbus State University also cultivates professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities.

Columbus State University is a public, non-profit college. The acceptance rate at Columbus State University is 56 %. With an acceptance rate of 56%, Columbus State University has one of the lowest acceptance rates in Georgia. Columbus State University usually attracts students with high school grade B.

The student to faculty ratio at Columbus State University is 16:1. Columbus State University, the most popular majors are Nursing, Criminal Justice & Safety Studies, Health Service Preparatory Studies. Around 91% of students are employed within 2 years of graduation.

On average a Columbus State University alumni after 6 years of graduation earn about $35,900/year.

Location & Contact

Address

4225 University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7065078800
Fax: 7065078800
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Rankings

As per the US NEWS, Columbus State University ranks – 

#75-Regional Universities South

#62-Top Performers on Social Mobility

#30-Top Public Schools

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

30th Jun

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

56%

SAT Range

870 - 1100

ACT Range

18 - 23

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Columbus State University is a public, non-profit college. 

The acceptance rate at Columbus State University is 56 %. With an acceptance rate of 56%, Columbus State University has one of the lowest acceptance rates in Georgia. Columbus State University usually attracts students with high school grade B.

An average GPA is enough for admission at Columbus State University. On average freshman students have an average GPA of 3.15 on a 4.0 scale.

Learn more about the admissions at the Columbus State University website.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$11,316

Average Annual Cost

$4,264

Books And Supplies

$1,350

Other Fees

$1,870

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,762

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,500

Total One Year Cost

$21,746

At Columbus State University, the tuition and fees for in-state is $6,134.

At Columbus State University, the tuition and fees for out-state is $16,920.

The total cost of attendance at Columbus State University is $21,746.

At Columbus State University, the average net price is $11,316.

It is advised to have a good understanding of all the factors that contribute to the annual cost to attend university so that you can strategically plan your expenses.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

72%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

19%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$31

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Criminal Justice and Corrections

215 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

188 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

84 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

59 Graduates

Sociology

49 Graduates

Biology, General

48 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

47 Graduates

Psychology, General

44 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

44 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

41 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

40 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

40 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

39 Graduates

Marketing

36 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

24 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

23 Graduates

Music

23 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

23 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

22 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

21 Graduates

History

21 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

17 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

17 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

14 Graduates

International/Global Studies

14 Graduates

Mathematics

13 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

11 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

10 Graduates

Political Science and Government

9 Graduates

Chemistry

8 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

5 Graduates

Engineering, Other

3 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

2 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

1 Graduates

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,640

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

46%

Full-time

71%

Part-time

29%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

50% White

0 Unknown

38% Black

7% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

7%

Out Of State

90%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$55,980 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

20%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,830/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,050/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,050/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cougar

School Colors

red, white, and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

106

Total Female Athletes

126

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

22

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$20,930

$35,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$217 - 363

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

88%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,692

Students Receiving Federal Grants

52%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,806

Students Receiving State Aid

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,715

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

18%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,045

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,442

$30K - $48K

$7,007

$48K - $75K

$5,633

$75K - $110K

$3,190

> $110K

$3,627

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$15,335,398

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$10,831,179

Columbus State University provides a total aid of $33,198,117.

The percentage of students at Columbus State University receiving financial aid is about 76%.

Student loans are a great way to cover any extra expenses that might incur. The Average Federal loan taken by students is around $5,583.

Many financial aid options are available to help students cover up the expenses made towards getting their degrees. The different types of financial aids are Federal grant aid, Pell grant aid, Institutional grant aid, and State grant aid.

Depending on the income range of families, financial grant aids are offered to eligible students at Columbus State University.Columbus State University has various scholarship programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine need-based aid. FAFSA Code for Columbus State University is 001561.

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