Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,986
Graduate Enrollment: 1,495
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 78.52%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 33.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 12.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,043
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 870 - 1130

2022 Median Admit ACT: 21
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 18 - 24

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 54.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 31.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 20.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 13.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 43.5%
Black: 40.7%
Hispanic: 7.5%
Asian: 2.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 3.1%
Non-resident alien: 1.1%
Unknown race: 1.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,415
In-State tuition: $6,241
Out-of-State tuition: $17,295

Estimated books and supplies: $1,460 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,080 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,400 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,622 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,400 (2022)

Average Family Income: $53,612 (2017)
Median Family Income: $32,788 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 43.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 43.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $26,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $276 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,235
$30k-48k $12,808
$48k-75k $15,403
$75k-110k $17,115
$110k+ $17,149

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 19%
6-year graduation rate: 43%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $26,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,976 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,063 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 46.8% (2015)
@3 year 51.3% (2017)
@5 year 55.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 26.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 31.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $39,465 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $45,795 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International/Global Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 35 $30,500 $286 $25,414 ($2,118) $41,431 ($3,453)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 10
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 62 $28,000 $269 $24,011 ($2,001) $36,840 ($3,070)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 80 $12,833 $54,904 ($4,575) $52,181 ($4,348)
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 59 $31,000 $305 $36,935 ($3,078) $37,524 ($3,127)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 73 $71,696 ($5,975) $74,150 ($6,179)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 12
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 37 $38,400 $302 $28,517 ($2,376) $38,820 ($3,235)
Master's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 30 $48,796 ($4,066) $43,734 ($3,645)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 30 $25,802 $265 $12,839 ($1,070) $17,890 ($1,491)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 22 $30,430 $318 $21,632 ($1,803) $27,436 ($2,286)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Music. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 25 $27,000 $265 $14,898 ($1,242) $23,111 ($1,926)
Master's Degree Music. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 7
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 36 $30,977 $303 $38,215 ($3,185) $38,204 ($3,184)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 80 $389 $49,260 ($4,105) $54,702 ($4,559)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 14
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 23 $28,040 $292 $35,264 ($2,939) $42,190 ($3,516)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 6 $53,330 ($4,444)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 17 $97,751 ($8,146)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. 2
Associate's Degree Engineering, Other. 7
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 28 $29,114 $297 $24,068 ($2,006) $40,376 ($3,365)
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 23 $25,000 $233
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 41 $31,000 $289 $25,382 ($2,115) $36,759 ($3,063)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 12 $26,776
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 64 $28,508 $286 $27,661 ($2,305) $35,031 ($2,919)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 207 $30,980 $220 $63,978 ($5,332) $66,973 ($5,581)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 68 $419 $88,644 ($7,387)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 42 $31,000 $286 $30,041 ($2,503) $49,756 ($4,146)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 39 $30,722 $294 $33,582 ($2,799) $42,810 ($3,568)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 30 $387 $57,556 ($4,796) $66,543 ($5,545)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 34 $26,500 $250 $40,963 ($3,414) $48,946 ($4,079)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 20 $25,488 $262 $40,997 ($3,416) $49,844 ($4,154)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 13 $26,751 $280 $49,724 ($4,144)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 31 $28,500 $302 $32,634 ($2,720) $37,769 ($3,147)
Master's Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 52 $71,708 ($5,976) $81,253 ($6,771)
Bachelor's Degree History. 9 $39,240 ($3,270)
Master's Degree History. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Communication and Media Studies. 6
Associate's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 65 $29,500 $289 $28,679 ($2,390)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 72 $31,000 $315 $54,202 ($4,517) $69,829 ($5,819)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 35 $86,191 ($7,183)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 2
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 20 $311 $55,372 ($4,614)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 85
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 3
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 39 $351 $51,133 ($4,261) $55,891 ($4,658)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 23 $539 $36,183 ($3,015) $47,783 ($3,982)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $69,156
Full time faculty: 63%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $71,863,879 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $93,388,136 (2022)