Dedicated Service for Military-Connected Students
Whether you want to earn points toward a promotion, upskill as you transition to veteran status, get a degree as a military spouse or study for professional development, Columbus State’s world-class degrees and programs are designed to prepare you for your future.
Online or in-person degrees, and courses with convenient evening hours.
Military enrollment counselors are devoted to making the transition from military to college life as seamless as possible.
Get the most credit from your military service and past college studies.
On-site office at the Education Center on Fort Moore’s Main Post. Plus CSU’s Main Campus is only 10 miles from post.
Degrees & Programs
Targeted 18+ credit hour undergraduate and graduate certificates help you quickly accomplish your educational goals.
Associate: Gain an educational foundation that includes general core courses and field-specific
studies. Associate degrees take 63 credit hours to complete.
Nexus: Study in a high-demand career sector with highly specialized curriculum that focuses on the skills and knowledge requirements of your chosen industry. Nexus degrees take 60 credit hours to complete.
Our most popular academic pathway that balances education, knowledge and hands-on skills. Bachelor degrees take 120+ credit hours to complete.
Deepen your knowledge in your chosen field to develop professionally and advance in the military.
Level Up Your MCCC Experience: CSU provides pre-approved graduate transfer credit for MCCC graduates. By combining that transfer credit with two to three additional 3-credit-hour courses, you can quickly earn a master’s in public administration or a master of science in organizational leadership.
Enjoy the flexibility of an online degree while receiving a high-quality education. CSU offers select undergraduate and graduate degrees online.
* Note: If you will be living outside of Georgia while enrolled in courses, please visit our Program Authorizations and Approvals page before applying to find out if Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest where you will be living.
Soldiers, veterans, and spouses who are not seeking a degree are able to use their military benefits to obtain professional certificates and training through CSU Continuing and Professional Education. CPE offers a variety of certificate programs and professional development classes that will enhance skill-sets or provide the foundation for a new career. Eligible programs are available at no cost with post-9-11 GI Bill benefits, MyCAA and through ArmyIgnited.
CSU’s Office of Military Enrollment & Adult Learners is dedicated to helping military-connected students of all generations achieve academic and professional success by providing direct assistance throughout their college career.
We are proud to be recognized for our dedicated service to our military students.
CSU ranked 8th nationally as military-friendly for its size
CSU ranked 32nd in “Best Colleges for Veterans: Regional Universities, South by U.S. News
Connect with Fellow Military-Connected Students
Our military students have a space on CSU’s Main Campus to call their own, and it’s equipped with everything you need to get assignments done, study for exams, socialize with other military-connected students and relax.
Veteran Student Network
CSU's local chapter of the national Student Veterans Association (SVA) and the Military-Peer Mentor Program provide you with a network of other veterans in college to lean on whether it’s related to a class, your life on campus, or anything else you need support with.
After retiring from the Army, I selected Columbus State so I could study while remaining close to my family in Columbus. The Military Enrollment Office helped place me in a job on campus so I could focus my time and energy on my courses. I made friends with students and faculty throughout my journey at CSU that celebrated my successes and helped me through any setbacks. I now consider those friends my family.
We Can Help
As a GI Bill®-approved school and Yellow Ribbon participating school, we welcome students to utilize all their benefits. Plus our military enrollment counselors are ready to help you apply for tuition assistance, veterans benefits, and MyCAA for military spouses.
Due to generous support from veterans and community members, exclusive CSU military scholarships are also available to help fund your education.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
If you are in a position to help military-connected students, we invite you to donate today.
Columbus State University has been instrumental in shaping my journey as an active-duty soldier and full-time student. With a comprehensive curriculum and unwavering commitment to student success, CSU equips future leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a positive impact.
Earn a Commission with Your Degree
ROTC consists of both academic classes and hands-on training. The mental and physical challenges of ROTC will help you succeed in college and beyond.
The Army Green to Gold program provides options for soldiers interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer.