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Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia

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Overview

Student Population
8,372
Columbus State University overview
Location Columbus, Georgia
Online columbusstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Columbus State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Columbus, Georgia, Columbus State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,336 prospective students applied, and 4,179 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,387 enrolled in the school.  5,212 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,160 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $4,371 plus fees of $1,870. Columbus State is ranked 857 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

3/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Columbus State is rated within the lower 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Columbus State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Columbus State University overview
SAT 860/1080
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.05
Applications Accepted
78.3% 
Columbus State University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition
$4,371
In State Costs for Columbus State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,440
Other Fees$1,870
Room and Board $11,520
Budget for Other Expenses$3,350
Total One Year Cost$22,551
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,425
Out of State Costs for Columbus State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,440
Other Fees$1,870
Room and Board $11,520
Budget for Other Expenses$3,350
Total One Year Cost$33,605

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
31% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbus State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 24%
Business 19%
Education 14%
Health Professions 14%
English and Literature 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139366 IPEDS survey data for Columbus State University.

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