Columbus State University

4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907-5645

About Columbus State University

Columbus State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards the majority of its master’s and professional degrees in the arts and sciences fields. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are full time students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,968
Student Age% Under 2563%
 % 25 and Over37%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time65%
 % Part-time35%
Race/Ethnicity% White57.2%
 % Black31.9%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino4.3%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown0.1%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted56%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled64%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT70%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Writing420 / 800530 / 800
 SAT Math420 / 800540 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3622 / 36
 ACT English16 / 3623
 ACT Writing5 / 128 / 12
 ACT Math16 / 3622 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,996
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,572
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid86%
 % Undergraduates with Loans42%
 % Undergraduates with Grants73%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,072
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,542
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,262
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,334
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,033
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,033

Neighborhood Data for the Columbus Area

Median Age33.6
Median Household Income$41,088
Total Population188,548
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.9% 52.1%
 Age 0-951.0%49.0%
 Age 10-1749.8%50.2%
 Age 18-2455.7%44.3%
 Age 25-2944.5%55.5%
 Age 30-3948.1%51.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White47.0%
 % Black45.2%
 % Asian2.3%
 % Latino6.2%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.7%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,542
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,262
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$559
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50052.3%29.5%15.2%
 $500 to $74928.8%43.0%0.0%
 $750 to $9991.4%21.7%30.9%
 Over $100017.5%5.9%14.2%
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