Columbus State University: Ranking & Review

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Columbus
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United States
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World
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18543021
Top 18%

Columbus State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate53%54%53%
Applicants3,4831,3822,101
Admissions1,8607401,120
Enrolled undergraduates958394564
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,4533,4015,052

3,411 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,644 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores573
Percent of students submitting SAT scores64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
495
Math
475

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores427
Percent of students submitting ACT scores48%
ACT Composite
21
ACT English
20
ACT Math
20

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Columbus State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$21,414$32,200
Off-campus$20,784$31,570
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,760 and other expenses per full academic year.

Columbus State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,296 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$4,264$15,050
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,870$1,870
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$178$627
Tuition for Full-time graduates$5,742$11,952
Fees for full-time graduates$1,870$1,870
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$319$664

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1348189304
Health Professions and Related Programs24733280
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services17983262
Education57713212226
Social Sciences15843102
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11473997
Visual and Performing Arts14671394
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs87684
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4848
Psychology4444
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies39544
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities38341
History2121
English Language and Literature & Letters1717
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1515
Physical Sciences1414
Mathematics and Statistics1313
Engineering33
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics22
Natural Resources and Conservation22
Grand Total2291,033439121,713

A total of 1,262 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Columbus State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 451 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate33%27%36%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 52%

General info

Alternative namesCSU
Columbus State
Founded1958
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, red, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff986
Instructional FTE393
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.columbusstate.edu
Address4225 University Ave
Columbus, Georgia, 31907-5645
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population190,000
Phone7065078800
Fax+1 (706) 568 2123

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