Your educational excellence is at the center of all we do.
With more than 50 undergraduate degrees and over 36 graduate programs, Columbus State University offers a variety of nationally distinctive programs in the arts, business, nursing, education, and more. CSU provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience for students interested in realizing their full potential. We go far beyond the classroom with programs you’ll find challenging and engaging, including internships with local Fortune 500 companies, undergraduate- and graduate-level research projects, the Honors College, and study abroad opportunities. You can choose from more than 100 different majors and tracks to start your higher education experience. CSU also features a diverse community of students from many different states, countries, and cultural backgrounds. Here, you can be challenged by your peers and try out new ideas in a 50% minority and growing international community.
CSU Bridge Program
International students who have taken a standardized English proficiency test and need additional English study may be eligible to apply for CSU’s Bridge for English Learners program. This program provides students the opportunity to take advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in the intensive English program at the English Language Institute (ELI) while concurrently participating in undergraduate or graduate programs.
CSU’s programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report (#10 among "Most Ethnically Diverse Regional Universities"), Affordable Colleges Online, Top Management Degrees, and College Choice. Additionally, CSU places in the top 50 Public Regional Universities in the South and top 100 among all regional universities in the South. CSU’s online graduate programs in Business and Computer Science have also been ranked among the top 35 nationwide by The CEO Magazine and GoGrad.org.
A safe environment
The second-largest city in Georgia, Columbus offers a safe, small-town feel. CSU is a highly respected part of the Columbus community, and our students are treated with dignity and enthusiasm throughout the area. Our growing international population means a ready-made community of students seeking a great education in an exciting, new culture.