Columbus State University: Statistics

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Acceptance rate
78%
Average SAT
970
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
6,877
Graduates
1,495
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Columbus State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 79%
Applicants 5,336 1,901 3,435
Admissions 4,179 1,470 2,709
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,229 459 770
Freshmen enrolled part time 158 80 78

4,566 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,516 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
516 or 39%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 860
or below

75% of them
had 1080
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Columbus State University are 860-1080 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
438 or 33%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Columbus State University are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3912 (47%)
Black or African American 3259 (39%)
Hispanic 559 (7%)
Two or more races 216 (3%)
Asian 215 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 106 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 59 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 20 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 14 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,510
Students receiving aid
97%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,371$6,300
Tuition in-state $4,371$6,300
Tuition out-of-state $15,425$11,394
Fee in-district $1,870$1,870
Fee in-state $1,870$1,870
Fee out-of-state $1,870$1,870

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,467
Combined charge for room and board $10,552
Room charge $6,282
Meal charge $4,270

Columbus State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 224 22
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 2 55 58
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 90
Computer and Information Sciences, General 54 35
Business Administration and Management, General 51 34
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 72
Communication, General 65
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 55 7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 36 21
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 56
Sociology, General 54
Business & Commerce, General 49
Psychology, General 48
Special Education and Teaching, General 9 33
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 39
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 38
Music Performance, General 20 17
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 35
English Language and Literature, General 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 28 5
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 33
Accounting 29
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 6 23
Finance, General 24
Secondary Education and Teaching 23
Social Sciences, Other 22
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 21
Drawing 19
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 17
Mathematics, General 16
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 15
Management Information Systems, General 15
Political Science and Government, General 14
Chemistry, General 13
Education, Other 13
Information Technology 11
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 9 2
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 10
Music Teacher Education 10
Environmental Science 9
Art & Art Studies, General 8
History, General 8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 7
Music, General 7
Engineering, Other 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 4
Art Teacher Education 1 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 1
Grand Total 40 1,184 511 13
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 38% 37% 39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 49%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,116
Citations
15,725

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
328 / 3,075
Computer Science
216 / 3,880
Business
191 / 3,153
Mathematics
168 / 1,360
Psychology
140 / 3,366
Medicine
102 / 1,992
Economics
98 / 494
Environmental Science
96 / 1,819
Art & Design
92 / 539
Engineering
91 / 774
Biology
81 / 3,548
Math Teachers
80 / 625
Sociology
72 / 944
Political Science
57 / 277
Communications and Public Relations
52 / 462
Education Majors
51 / 698
Social Psychology
43 / 1,871
Demography
39 / 695
Physics
39 / 1,072
Marketing
34 / 672
Health Science
32 / 171
Chemistry
32 / 353
Multimedia
31 / 266
Cyber Security
30 / 177
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
29 / 206
Geography and Cartography
28 / 184
Blockchain and Cryptography
28 / 224
Computer Networking
27 / 158
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
27 / 249
Ecology
26 / 843
Child Psychology
26 / 582
Statistics
25 / 113
Fashion Design
24 / 4
Paleontology
24 / 578
History
23 / 20
Management Information Systems
22 / 234
Public Policy / Administration
21 / 222
Geology
20 / 346
Astrophysics and Astronomy
19 / 791
Political Economy
19 / 27

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 35
1992 8 34
1993 6 36
1994 12 45
1995 9 60
1996 12 29
1997 14 90
1998 11 66
1999 10 61
2000 18 114
2001 9 111
2002 12 152
2003 11 131
2004 23 169
2005 35 239
2006 28 326
2007 40 350
2008 41 452
2009 37 489
2010 46 649
2011 64 744
2012 66 1019
2013 63 1092
2014 63 1187
2015 78 1254
2016 64 1218
2017 68 1191
2018 83 1256
2019 108 1576
2020 106 1840
2021 106 2409

Notable alumni

  1. Ma Dong-seok

    Ma Dong-seok
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, is a South Korean-born American actor. With his breakout performance in Train to Busan and subsequent leading roles, he has become one of South Korea's most successful actors. He was Gallup Korea's Film Actor of the Year in 2018.

  2. Joni Ernst

    Joni Ernst
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Columbus State University
    In 1995 graduated with Master of Public Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joni Kay Ernst is an American politician and former military officer serving as the junior United States senator for Iowa, a seat she has held since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, she served in the Iowa State Senate from 2011 to 2014 and as auditor of Montgomery County from 2004 to 2008.

  3. Jason Rogers

    Jason Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jason Douglas Rogers is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association of Professional Baseball. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates.

  4. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist and community organizer, whose Project Row Houses is considered an important example of social-practice art. In 2014, he was among the 21 people awarded a MacArthur "genius" fellowship.

  5. Ty Harris

    Ty Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ty Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for TFT of the Macedonian First League (basketball).

  6. Larry Wortzel

    Larry Wortzel
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    soldierauthormilitary attaché
    Biography

    Larry M. Wortzel served nine terms as a commissioner on the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the United States Congress. A 32-year military veteran, he was a U.S. Army colonel, director of the Strategic Studies Institute of the United States Army War College, and vice president of The Heritage Foundation. He was a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and witnessed the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. He is considered one of the United States' top experts on China and its military strategy. He is Senior Fellow in Asian Security at the American Foreign Policy Council.

  7. Greg Frady

    Greg Frady
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Greg Frady is an American college baseball coach. He was most recently the head coach of the Georgia State Panthers baseball team since the start of the 2007 season until the end of the 2019 season. He also served as general manager of the German National team. Frady was the head coach at North Florida Community College from 1990–1996. Before serving as North Florida Community College head coach, Frady played for Troy from 1984–1987. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Columbus State University. From 1997–2003, he served as an assistant at Central Florida before being hired as an assistant coach at Georgia State in 2004. He became general manager for the German national team in 2004 and head coach at Georgia State in 2007. In July, 2020, he was named the first Head Coach of the Nanaimo NightOwls of the West Coast League, signed to a five year contract to lead the team at historic Serauxmen Stadium. The 2021 season, to be the debut of the NightOwls with Frady at the helm, was cancelled due to the pandemic.

  8. Matthías Orri Sigurðarson

    Matthías Orri Sigurðarson
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Matthías Orri Sigurðarson is an Icelandic basketball player who last played for Úrvalsdeild karla club KR and the Icelandic men's national basketball team.

  9. Ruslan Apostolov

    Ruslan Apostolov
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Ruslan Apostolov is a concert violinist who currently serves as Director and Professor of the Koart Academy of Music in Columbus, Georgia.

General info

Alternative names CSU
Columbus State
Founded 1958
Colors blue, red, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer semester and May session
Total FTE staff 888
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 4225 University Ave
Columbus, Georgia, 31907-5645
United States
City population 207,000
Phone 7065078800
Fax +1 (706) 568 2123

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