Columbus State University supports over 8,400 students in achieving their educational goals by providing more than 90 academic majors, an array of academic support, and a host of other opportunities.
We ensure our students are connected not only in the classroom but in our community as well. Building a strong community network allows us to provide internship, graduate, and career opportunities and enables our graduates to be part of something bigger.
Some students choose to engage through the servant leadership program, which has given more than 150,000 hours of service to our community. Others may explore the natural world at our environmental learning center, Oxbow Meadows, while some prefer a class at our Coca-Cola Space and Science Center. In 2014 CSU students and professors began the two-year restoration process of our newest cultural center, Pasaquan, which opened in fall 2016. Opportunities for student experiential learning are endless, and it doesn’t stop there.
With over 100 student clubs and organizations, the University has something for everyone. Whether it’s executing a successful voting drive with the Students for Political Awareness Association or perhaps teaching at a STEM camp with WeTeach Columbus, our students have a well-rounded, robust, and successful college experience when they get involved.
We know that study abroad is one of the most exciting college experiences, and we encourage you to extend your learning beyond the classroom. Students can choose a two-week excursion, or the truly courageous may opt for a full semester. With over 15 partner institutions located on three continents, your options are abundant. Scholarships are available for those who apply. In 2015 100% of CSU students who studied abroad received scholarships to aid in affordability (studyabroad.columbusstate.edu).
We truly value students who challenge themselves. Through the Honors College, students are able to design an engaging collegiate experience that takes learning to a new level. Honors College students have unique access to specialized honors course work, seminars, internships, and more. Interested students must apply to the Honors College for acceptance (honors.columbusstate.edu).
Location and services
Columbus State University is located just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta in Columbus, the second-largest city in the state of Georgia. Established in 1828 as a trading post on the Chattahoochee River, Columbus boasts a rich history that our city proudly preserves.
Our University has two distinct campuses. Our traditional campus is located in midtown, while our trendy RiverPark campus is downtown on the river front. For the utmost convenience, both campuses provide dining halls, bookstore access, University police, and more. Transportation is provided between both campuses on a regular schedule; however, all students are permitted to have vehicles. Campus housing is available at either campus as well. Students can choose from our newest housing complex showcasing exceptional views of our beautiful traditional campus or from loft-style living at our RiverPark campus.
Our students are competitive not only in the classroom but on the field as well. With over 14 Division II sports for men and women, we are a force to be reckoned with in the Peach Belt Conference. In 2015–2016 alone, we received the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner’s Cup and the Peach Belt Conference Presidents’ Academic Award. Sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and competitive cheerleading and dance.
Total Enrollment: 8,400
Where Our Students Come From:42 countries, over 30 states, and all 159 counties in Georgia
Diversity: 53% White/Caucasian; 36% Black/African American; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 2% Asian; 4% other
Gender: 59.7% female, 40.3% male
• Art (BA, BFA)
- Art History
- General Business (BBA)
- Management Information Systems
- Communication Studies
- Integrated Media
- Public Relations
• Computer Science
- Games Programming
• Criminal Justice
• Earth and Space Science
- Astrophysics and Planetary Geology
- Environmental Science
- Early Childhood Education
- Middle Grades Education
- Secondary Education
- Special Education
• English Language and Literature
- Creative Writing
• Exercise Science
• Health and Physical Education
• Health Science
• Information Technology
• Liberal Arts
- Humanities and Social Science
- Military and Global Issues
• Modern Language and Culture
- Music Education—Choral
- Music Education—Instrumental
- Music Performance—Instrumental
- Music Performance—Piano/Organ
- Music Performance—Vocal
• Nursing (BSN)
- Nursing (RN to BSN)
• Political Science
• Special Education
- Theatre Design and Technology
- Theatre Education
- Theatre Performance
The following degrees may also be earned completely online: Liberal Arts, Communication, General Business, Information Technology, Nursing, and Sociology.
Please visit our website for the most comprehensive list of programs and majors: columbusstate.edu/academics.
• Complete the online application for admission.
• Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee.
• Submit official high school transcripts.
• Send official SAT/ACT scores.