Columbus State Prepares Students for Career, Life Success
Columbus State University (CSU) offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, CSU thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment.
Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, CSU is part of the University System of Georgia, enrolling almost 8,500 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education.
Since 1958, CSU has educated students who have gone on to become leaders at the local, state and national level. Currently, the university offers 46 undergraduate and 42 graduate degrees.
Columbus State has also cultivated a reputation for extending its commitment to learning into the community, especially with the development of its RiverPark campus in downtown - "Uptown" to locals - Columbus, Georgia.
The RiverPark campus includes:
- Riverside Theatre Complex, a new stage for students in CSU's nationally-recognized Department of Theatre
- Corn Center for the Visual Arts, the home of galleries that feature the work of visiting artists and students in CSU's Department of Art
- RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex where the Schwob School of Music is housed
- Housing for students and a parking garage to serve the campus community and the public
Three other educational outreach centers nearby — Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians — extend CSU's reputation as a teaching university, offering learning opportunities for students as well as the public.
Boasting stellar faculty, impressive facilities and small class sizes, CSU offers top-notch educational opportunities, including nationally accredited programs in art, chemistry, music, nursing, theatre, business, and teacher education. The university also offers a variety of online offerings and an extensive continuing education program.
Students in all majors have opportunities beyond campus to enhance traditional learning through internships, clinical experiences, cooperative education and field research alongside senior professors. Columbus State offers valuable service to the community and "real world" experience to its students by collaborating on projects with a variety of business/industry, civic, arts and governmental partners.
Additional educational opportunities are available through our Honors College, Servant Leadership Program and Study Abroad curriculum. Columbus State expects its students to provide the effort, enthusiasm and determination to make the most of their learning experience. We promise challenges and inspiration, support and encouragement and an experience from not only your formal education, but also extracurricular activities, lifelong friends and an energetic college atmosphere.