Columbus State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033, telephone (404) 679-4500 to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, educational specialist degrees, as well as a doctorate in education.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Georgia Professional Standards Commission approves all Columbus State University educator preparation programs that lead to certification in teaching, school library media, counseling and educational leadership.
The Master of Education in school counseling and the Master of Science in community counseling degree programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Department of Art is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The Department of Theatre is an accredited associate member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
The Schwob School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and Régistre International des Conservatoires de Musique.
Columbus State University is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to award bachelor's and master's degrees in business through the D. Abbott Turner College of Business and Computer Science.
The Georgia State Department of Veterans Service (State Approving Agency) has approved Columbus State University for the training of veterans and eligible dependents.