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Columbus State Community College Overview

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Columbus State Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Columbus State Community College Known For?

5,983 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Columbus State.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Columbus State Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Columbus State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#27 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Columbus State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular General Visual & Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Communications Technologies & Support Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Columbus State Community College?

Location of Columbus State Community College

Contact details for Columbus State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-287-5353
Website: www.cscc.edu/

How Do I Get Into Columbus State?

You can apply to Columbus State online at: www.cscc.edu/admissions/apply.shtml

Columbus State Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Columbus State Community College?

36% Take Out Loans
14.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Columbus State, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $3,685 a year. That adds up to $14,740 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbus State is 14.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Columbus State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,683 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,159 undergraduate students at Columbus State, with 6,683 being full-time and 21,476 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Columbus State

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,683 full-time undergraduates at Columbus State, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Columbus State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Columbus State Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Columbus State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 322
Black or African American 1,268
Hispanic or Latino 217
White 3,606
International Students 211
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,059

Over 66 countries are represented at Columbus State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Columbus State Community College

3,666 Took All Classes Online
9,521 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,521 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Columbus State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Columbus State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbus State Community College was -6.6%. This is the #2,519 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Columbus State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Columbus State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 5%
Communications Technologies & Support 2%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 25%
Design & Applied Arts 13%
Entrepreneurial Studies 7%
Finance & Financial Management 12%
Geography & Cartography 24%
Graphic Communications 1%
Health Professions 0%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 30%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 22%
Liberal Arts General Studies 22%
Marketing 29%
Social Sciences 24%
Visual & Performing Arts 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Columbus State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Columbus State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Architectural Engineering Technology #6
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #13
Insurance #14
Taxation #15
General Visual & Performing Arts #16
Graphic Communications #23
Communications Technologies & Support #31
Geography & Cartography #38
General Sales & Marketing #39
International Business #50
Design & Applied Arts #59
Hospitality Management #65
Homeland Security #72
Finance & Financial Management #93
Entrepreneurial Studies #109
Health & Physical Education #115
Visual & Performing Arts #122
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #132
Marketing #159
Business Support & Assistant Services #175
Engineering Technologies #197
Social Sciences #238
Accounting #341
Health & Medical Administrative Services #404
Criminal Justice & Corrections #472

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Columbus State Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,530 0 1,530
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 434 0 178 612
Design & Applied Arts 333 30 33 396
Business Administration & Management 230 113 8 351
Allied Health Professions 150 62 83 295
Human Development & Family Studies 146 45 22 213
Nursing 0 176 0 176
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 54 86 31 171
Real Estate 138 9 3 150
Mechanical Engineering Technology 64 61 4 129
Computer Information Systems 68 37 19 124
Graphic Communications 42 49 30 121
General Visual & Performing Arts 90 0 31 121
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 87 0 107
Fire Protection 90 15 0 105
Health & Medical Administrative Services 59 27 11 97
Construction Engineering Technology 23 37 32 92
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 43 40 0 83
Mental & Social Health Services 37 42 0 79
Computer Programming 0 65 13 78
Accounting 18 40 18 76
Plumbing & Water Supply 72 0 3 75
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 58 58
Human Resource Management 0 25 32 57
Electronics Engineering Technology 21 31 3 55
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 18 28 6 52
Hospitality Management 0 35 16 51
Environmental Control Technology 15 22 12 49
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 42 0 0 42
Business Support & Assistant Services 15 11 9 35
Legal Support Services 0 26 9 35
Health & Physical Education 0 35 0 35
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 33 33
American Sign Language 16 11 1 28
Public Health 28 0 0 28
Architectural Engineering Technology 17 9 1 27
Finance & Financial Management 0 24 0 24
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 7 14 21
Geography & Cartography 0 5 16 21
Engineering-Related Technologies 11 5 4 20
Dental Support Services 0 18 0 18
Marketing 0 17 0 17
Culinary Arts 0 8 9 17
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 12 0 14
Precision Metal Working 6 7 0 13
Management Information Systems 2 7 0 9
Building Management & Inspection 0 5 2 7
General Sales & Marketing 6 0 0 6
Civil Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Carpentry 5 0 0 5
Industrial Production Technology 3 1 0 4
Quality Control Technology 2 1 1 4
International Business 1 2 0 3
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 3 3
Insurance 2 0 0 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 1 0 0 1
Taxation 0 0 1 1
Homeland Security 1 0 0 1
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Boilermaking 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,325 2,909 749 5,983

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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