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Location: Columbus State University has both main and RiverPark campuses in Columbus, Ga., 100 miles southwest of Atlanta. CSU also offers courses at Fort Benning located south of Columbus.
Established: 1958 more >>
Enrollment: Approx. 8,200 (fall 2015)
Rankings: No. 46 in the region by U.S. News & World Report;
Best Online Programs in Grad Business and Grad Education (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
Type of Institution, Degrees: Member of the University System of Georgia, approved to offer undergraduate, graduate and one-year certificate programs leading to these degrees:
  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice (AASCJ)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Public Safety Administration (MPSA)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Specialist in Education (EdS)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
Colleges and Schools:
Student-faculty ratio: 18-1
Tuition and Fees: $3,528 (in-state), $10,137 (out-of-state) (15 hrs, undergraduate)
$3,317 (in-state), $10,524 (out-of-state) (15 hrs, graduate) more >>
Annual Operating Expenses: $124,078,611
Student Apartments: $2,080-$3,080 first-year housing per semester more >>
Student Organizations: Approx. 100
Faculty: 300 (full-time)
Staff: 495 (full-time)
Academic Year: 15-week semesters, plus summer term of six and a half weeks.
Library: 370,000 books, periodicals and other paper documents; 11,400 multimedia materials; and 1.3 million in microfilm and microfiche
Accreditation: Columbus State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and educational specialist degrees, as well as a doctoral degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Columbus State University. For other accrediting agencies, click here.
Economic Impact: $247 million more>>

Columbus State University welcomes qualified students of any race, sex, handicap, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.