• Address: 4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907, USA

  • Phone Number: 706-507-8800

  • Website: https://www.columbusstate.edu/

About

Columbus State University(CSU) is a public university headquartered at Columbus in the state of Georgia in the U.S. It started with 15 faculty members and 300 students at the renovated Shannon Hosiery Mill. The university has a virtual tour option and also a webcam present in the clock tower located on the campus. It is a military-friendly university which consists of e-library and financial aid facilities.

  • CSU acceptance rate is 53%

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • The retention rate of the university is 73% and the graduation rate is 30%.


Online Education at CSU

The online platform is available for both on-campus and online students to access information about the university and to pay the tuition fee online. It helps the students to access the course content and update them with information regarding the course, to know about the events happening in the university, to apply for financial aids, and to get tickets for the sports.


Reviews

Some of the top reviews by the students are as follows. The rankings are provided by the US News and World Report.

  • It is ranked 54th in 'Best Online MBA programs'.

  • It ranked 131st in 'Best Online Graduate Education programs' and 42nd in 'Top Public Schools'.

  • Professors are engaging, experienced and willing to help the students.

  • The events and activities are exciting and offer good cultural diversity.

  • Student recreational centers are available for the athletic students.

  • Tutoring centers in the university are supportive and helpful for students.

  • This university supports the local military and veteran students.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Columbus, Georgia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001561

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

NCATE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.columbusstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

It has both institutional and programmatic accreditations.

Institutional Accreditation-The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Programmatic Accreditation- The online Teaching programs are accredited the by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 73 % Part Time: 56 %
Total Population 8,407
Student Population Full Time: 5,433 Part Time: 2,974
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 26 %

The College Monk

Female: 33 %

Total Graduation Rate: 30 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Columbus State University (CSU) offers 64 online programs across 21 Majors

Business Management

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 7 programs accross 3 degrees

Education

Offering 15 programs accross 4 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Philosophy

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Music

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Columbus State University (CSU) Acceptance Rate is 53%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $40
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 3,160
Total Applicants Admitted 1,680
Applicants Enrolled 944
Full time Applicants Enrolled 847
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 97
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Columbus State University (CSU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 542
Number of students submitting ACT scores 502
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 59%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 55%
SAT Math 490 average 430 - 550 range
SAT Critical Reading 480 average 420 - 540 range
SAT Writing 470 average 410 - 530 range
ACT Composite 20 average 17 - 23 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA/Federal School Code used to apply for various financial aid is 001561. The university provides various financial aids such as grants, scholarships, and loans.

  • Federal Aid offered are Pell Grant, Iran Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct PLUS loan, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Work-Study.

  • State Aid offered includes the Student Access Loan Program, HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant.

  • Institutional Aid includes Scholarships and Grants such as Presidential Scholarship, Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Tower Scholarship, Udall Scholarship, The Rhodes Scholarship, Student Research, and Creative Endeavors Grant.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, and Yellow Ribbon Program is provided as the Military Aids.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,843 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $838 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $838 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,678 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,678 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,678 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Student Access Loan Program $5,886 Georgia residents. Undergraduate. Varies
State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
HOPE Grant $4,550 Georgia Residents. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies
HOPE Career Grant $4,550 Georgia Residents. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.columbusstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $7,535 Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Undergraduate. January 31st, 2019
Tower Scholarship $7,535 Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Undergraduate. March 1st, 2019
Barry Goldwater Scholarship $7,500 Students interested in Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Engineering. January 25th, 2019
Udall Scholarship $7,000 Students interested in the Environment or Native American and Alaska Native students. Committed to careers in tribal public policy or Native American and Alaska Native students committed to careers in Native health care. February 15th, 2019
The Rhodes Scholarship $7,535 Students pursuing a graduate degree in Oxford. Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Science discipline. October 3rd, 2018
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Student Research And Creative Endeavors Grant $7,535 Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.columbusstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,421 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $1,764 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.columbusstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,449
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,182
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,177
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,235
Over $110,000 $15,236

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 45% $4,099
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 81% $6,354
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 49% $4,780
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 11% $2,729
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 60% $5,769
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 60% $5,596
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 11,596
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 602 $5,267
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 534 $5,385
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 68 $4,343

Data Source: https://www.columbusstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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