|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||17:1|
|Dormitory capacity||1,296 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Columbus State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,160 applications and 1,680 students were granted admission. Columbus State University is at the #51 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 55% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 59% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||860 to 1090|
|ACT||17 to 23|
Columbus State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,755 and in-state students paid $4,181.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 92% of Columbus State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,691 (which is 5.8% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Columbus State University in 2016-2017, was 615, which is 60% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,596 (which is 5.5% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Columbus State University has enrolled a total of 8,407 students (5,433 students full-time and 2,974 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,407 students, 620 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 6,789 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,618 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 1,535 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 37%
Two or more races: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Columbus State University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||23%||844||10|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||20%||717||0|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||6%||199||0|
|Visual And Performing Arts||5%||171|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||3%||102|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||3%||94||0|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||2%||90|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||2%||85||85|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Columbus State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Columbus State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,200. Last year, out of the total 1,788 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,609 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,086 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,836 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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