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

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

4225 University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7065078800
Fax: 7065682462
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The rankings of eductional institutions by Forbes and US News are considered a reliable source by applicants and experts. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. However, Columbus State University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

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

2020-06-30

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

The admission to Columbus State University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. Columbus State University has 4 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $40. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 860-1100 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Columbus State University, must score 20 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 18 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 4225 University Ave, Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645, or call (706) 507-8800.

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

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CSU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $27,250 per year. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

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

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,977 per year. Columbus State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at CSU costs around $4,050 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 39% and 61%, respectively.

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

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,305, whereas the financial aid is $6,740. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,838 as well as institutional aid worth $6,740. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at CSU based on students' financial needs add up to $15,335,398 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $10,831,179.

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