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Study at Columbus State University

Columbus State University or CSU is a four year public university, located in Columbus, Georgia. It was originally founded as Columbus College in 1958. It received university status in 1996. The main campus is located in midtown Columbus while the other smaller RiverPark campus is located in the downtown area.

CSU offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of study. These degrees and programs are managed by five colleges within the University. The colleges are:

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Education
  • College of Science
  • D. Abbott Turner College of Business
  • University College
The official University newspaper is known as the Saber. The sports teams of CSU are known as the Cougars and they compete in NCAA Division II men's and women's athletics, including softball, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and cross country.

Profile of Columbus State University

Columbus, GA is home to Columbus State. Columbus is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Columbus State go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in music, education and teaching, and security and law enforcement.

Columbus State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 550. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Columbus State has broad appeal.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Columbus State has 7, 593 enrolled students .

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Columbus State values student athletics, and belongs to the Peach Belt Conference.

Columbus State Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Columbus State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching285early childhood education, educational administration, school Counselling, middle school teaching, English teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, math teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts229social studies, sociology, speech and rhetoric, English, political science, history, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, . . .
Business and Management205business, business management, marketing, MIS, finance, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement163criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine71registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering39computer and info science
Therapy and Counselling36psychology
Science31biology, chemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, geology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28exercise science
Music23music performance, music
Medical Support and Technology16health service and sciences
Photography and Commercial Art12drawing
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science

Contact: Columbus State

Columbus State University

4225 University Ave

Columbus, GA 31907-5645

General Phone: (706) 568-2001


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