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.
Columbus State offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate degree options, including nationally recognized programs in the arts, education, business, and nursing. Our online degree options and continuingeducation 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.
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.
Columbus State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and educational specialist degrees, as well as a doctoral degree. 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 (www.sacscoc.org).
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 Nation's 100 Most Affordable Colleges & Universities
Among the 30 Best Online Master's Degrees in Science Education in US