Columbus State University

Acceptance Rate 88.01 %
SAT Average 1,020
2023 Tuition & Fees $16,805
Student Population 7,898
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,220

Academic Overview

Columbus State University Campus, Columbus, GA
Columbus State University is a public, four-years institute located in Columbus, Georgia. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $5,751 for Georgia residents and $16,805 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $7,680 for Georgia residents and $12,774 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,898 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 88.01% and the graduation rate is 43% last year.
The salary after graduation from Columbus State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $38,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, CSU's tuition & fees is $5,751 for Georgia residents and $16,805 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $7,680 for in-state students and $12,774 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at CSU. The acceptance rate of CSU is 88.01% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 30.01%. The average graduation rate is 43% and the transfer-out rate is 2%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,220 and 87% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,898 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Columbus State University is 88.01 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Columbus State University is 43 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Columbus State University is 2 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Columbus State University is 61 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Columbus State University is 7,898
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Columbus State University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,220 at Columbus State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907-5645
Online Applicationadmissions.columbusstate.edu/applications/index.php
Financial Aidfinaid.columbusstate.edu/
Net Price Calculatorfinaid.columbusstate.edu/netprice.php
Veterans Tuitionhttps://military.columbusstate.edu/
Disability Servicecaa.columbusstate.edu/

Offered Degrees

CSU offers 115 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Doctorate (Research)10
Less Than 1 Year Certificate140
1-2 Years Certificate20
Post-Bachelor's Certificate70
Post-Master's Certificate80

Special Learning Opportunities

Columbus State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:1,467)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,400)

Veterans Benefits

Columbus State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges