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About Columbus State University

About Columbus State University

Create You at CSU

Great universities inspire the very best in us. They nurture new ideas, fresh perspectives, and creative problem- solving. They challenge students to discover their passions – and to turn those passions into thriving careers that improve our world.

Columbus State University is exactly that kind of place. With exceptional facilities, ideal class sizes, and unique field experiences, our students have room to create. Here, every faculty and staff member is part of the educational process, actively mentoring students and championing each new step in their journey.

Located just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, CSU is part of the University System of Georgia. Each year, we enroll more than 7,000 students from the Southeast, across the nation, and around the world.

Many programs at Columbus State rank high for affordability and value. The university strives to provide all students with an exceptional education that's accessible, affordable, and creative to the core.

Come explore why CSU is the perfect place to Create You.

Academic Excellence

Columbus State offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree options, including nationally recognized programs in the arts, education, business, and nursing. Our online degree options and continuing education program are designed to help students balance education with work and family life.

Across all programs and majors, Columbus State's curriculum is grounded in academic excellence and creativity. We challenge students to think in new ways, turn ideas into innovations, and build a career for today's global economy.

Hands-On Learning

At Columbus State, traditional coursework is enriched through real-world learning opportunities. Students in all majors are encouraged to pursue internships, clinical experiences, and field research. Together, these programs create stronger communities and help our students build valuable relationships with business, civic, arts, and governmental partners.

We offer additional educational opportunities through CSU's Honors College, Servant Leadership, and StudyAbroad program.

Highly Accredited

Columbus State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, nexus, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Columbus State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Columbus State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Accredited Institution

Learn more about Columbus State accreditation and approvals.

CSU in the Rankings

Columbus State is creative to the core – and it's getting noticed. We're proud to share the following national rankings.

Among the 30 Best Online Master's Degrees in Science Education in US

Most Affordable Colleges & Universities

Best Value Schools - Most Affordable

Columbus Georgia - We Do Amazing

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