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Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia

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Overview

Student Population
8,076
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
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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 3,841 prospective students applied, and 2,166 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,145 enrolled in the school.  5,152 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,924 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $4,264 plus fees of $1,870. Columbus State is ranked 942 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes

Columbus State is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Columbus State University overview
SAT 870/1100
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.15
Applications Accepted
56.4% 
Columbus State University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition
$4,264
In State Costs for Columbus State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,870
Room and Board $10,762
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$21,746
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,050
Out of State Costs for Columbus State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,870
Room and Board $10,762
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$32,532

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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.