4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA 31907 706-568-2035
About Columbus State University
  • Year of Foundation 1958
  • Size of Campus 132 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 6,624
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 60%, 40%, 14%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $3,281 in-state, $12,669 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,280
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 6,760
The university was first called Columbus College when it opened as a junior college in a hosiery mill in 1958. The college was staffed by fifteen faculty and staff and almost three hundred students attended courses in the first year. Columbus College relocated to the midtown area in 1963, building a campus defined by modern architecture on what was previously a dairy farm. The school was granted four-year status in 1965 with offerings of bachelor's and master's degrees. The first four-year class graduated in 1970. In 1996 the school was renamed Columbus State University as part of a program to restructure four-year institutions within the state's university system. The school now offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than ninety academic disciplines. As of the 2010 academic year, the university enrolled more than 8,200 students. In early 2007, the art and theatre departments moved to the university's newly built RiverPark Campus in downtown Columbus. The complex was designed to provide students of the fine arts with a tightly-knit living community and larger studios, laboratories, and galleries. The Schwob School of Music is housed in the adjacent RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Minority Student Union, Action International
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 5
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus WinterFest Homecoming (basketball), International Education Week, Black History Month
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Phi Sigma, Beta Beta Beta, Chi Sigma Iota, Honors Causa, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Beta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Number of sororities 6
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Westminster Fellowship, Cougars For Christ
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Atlanta, GA (100), Columbus, GA (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Atlanta, GA (100)
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbus, GA (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 19
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 583
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 97
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,589
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, other
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 38
  • Number Of Books in Library 376,622
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 12
  • Museums Columbus State University Archives
  • Number Of Microforms 795,279
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities Schwob School of Music Library, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,450
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, AFLAC, Muscogee County (GA) School District, Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training co-op education, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 4%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 6
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City