Columbus State University Overview
Columbus State University is a public institution situated in Columbus, Georgia. 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 award offered at CSU is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
Columbus State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
CSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#71||Best Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#110||Best 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 CSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards CSU has earned from around the web.
|#7||Best Value Colleges for Other Social Sciences||College Factual|
|#11||Best Value Colleges for Other Education||College Factual|
|#18||Best Criminal Justice Studies Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#30||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#37||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#40||Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
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/applications/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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into CSU?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.
Average Test Scores
About 39% 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 440 and 550. Math scores were between 420 and 530.
Can I Afford Columbus State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSU, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,497 a year. That adds up to $25,988 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at CSU is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Columbus State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,495 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,708 full-time undergraduates at CSU, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Columbus State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,916|
|Hispanic or Latino||348|
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of CSU
The following table shows how CSU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Social Sciences||#1||#1|
|Computer Information Systems||#4||#20|
|Communication & Journalism||#7||#61|
|Communication & Media Studies||#10||#55|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#13||#56|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#19||#41|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#31||#133|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#31||#133|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#52||#218|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#54||#247|
|Business Administration & Management||#60||#306|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#61||#215|
Online Growth Rankings of CSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbus State University was 17.0%. This is the #1,147 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 Administration & Management||19%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||3%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||27%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||27%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||12%|
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|
|Computer Information Systems||#222|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#332|
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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