Columbus State University Overview
Located in Columbus, Georgia, Columbus State University is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Columbus State University Known For?
- The highest degree offered at CSU is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
Columbus State University Rankings
CSU landed the #1,339 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 56 colleges in Georgia, it is ranked at #27.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that CSU has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for CSU
|Best Colleges for Veterans||928|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||959|
|Best Colleges for International Students||1,027|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1,121|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,431|
Where Is Columbus State University?
Contact details for CSU are given below.
|Address:||4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907-5645|
How Do I Get Into CSU?
You can apply to CSU online at: admissions.columbusstate.edu/index.php
Admission Requirements for CSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into CSU?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.
Average Test Scores
About 64% of students accepted to CSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 540. Math scores were between 420 and 530.
Can I Afford Columbus State University?
Net Price by Income Group for CSU
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
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 CSU, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $5,802 a year. That adds up to $23,208 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at CSU is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Columbus State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,654 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,693 full-time undergraduates at CSU, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Columbus State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,794|
|Hispanic or Latino||318|
Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Columbus State University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 47 countries are represented at CSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, South Korea, and China.
Online Learning at Columbus State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 17th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of CSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbus State University was 6.4%. This is the #1,568 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||11%|
|Communication & Journalism||26%|
|Communication & Media Studies||26%|
|Computer Information Systems||3%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CSU 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 CSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Social Sciences||#5|
|Communication & Media Studies||#70|
|Communication & Journalism||#102|
|Computer Information Systems||#113|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#136|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#184|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#260|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#334|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#334|
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 University Majors
In 2017-2018, Columbus State University awarded 2,170 undergraduate degrees and 986 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Deutschlandreform under License
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