Columbus State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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Columbus State University is a medium four-year, public school with 8,240 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1958 and is one of the 8 schools located in Columbus, Georgia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
51
At Columbus State University you can get your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Columbus State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 51 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Criminal Justice, Sociology and Anthropology, Business, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
65%
Columbus State University student retention rate is relatively low at 65% (close to Georgia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Columbus State University is low: 33%. Around 17% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Columbus State University is decent - 17:1. Read more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,600
Average tuition price is slightly high - around $13,100 per academic year. The additional fees at Columbus State University (not included in tuition costs) are about $1,500; this totals $14,600 per year.

Read the details about Columbus State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
52%
As reported in recent government data, 3,976 applications were submitted and 2,062 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

This college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Columbus State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,100
Columbus State University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Columbus State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Columbus State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,300 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- about $5,100 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at Columbus State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Columbus State University seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Columbus State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Columbus State University, 4225 University Ave, Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645, USA
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