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 Columbus State University

Columbus State University - Columbus, GA

4225 University Ave, Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645

General information:(706)507-8800
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Post-master's certificate
Award of less than 1 academic year
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:8,307(7,037 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,248 $4,996 $5,457 -8%
Out-of-state $13,540 $14,572 $17,266 -16%
Books and supplies $974 $1,072 $1,070 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,888 $8,542 $8,808 -3%
Other $3,157 $3,334 $3,704 -10%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,061 $7,262 $8,653 -19%
Other $3,975 $4,033 $4,541 -13%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,975 $4,033 $4,541 -11%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,267 $17,944 $19,039 -11%
Off Campus $17,258 $17,363 $19,721 -11%
Off Campus with Family $9,197 $10,101 $11,068 -9%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,559 $27,520 $30,848 -10%
Off Campus $26,550 $26,939 $31,530 -16%
Off Campus with Family $18,489 $19,677 $22,877 -14%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,251
In-state fees $1,670
Out-of-state tuition $12,410
Out-of-state fees $1,670
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,680
In-state fee $1,670
Out-of-state tuition $11,639
Out-of-state fees $1,670
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,027 89% --
Grant or scholarship aid 912 79% $6,226,083 $6,827
Federal grants 578 50% $2,941,546 $5,089
Pell grants 574 50% $2,643,380 $4,605
Other federal grants 296 26% $298,166 $1,007
State/local government grant or scholarships 546 47% $2,889,127 $5,291
Institutional grants or scholarships 127 11% $395,410 $3,113
Student loan aid 609 53% $3,476,913 $5,709
Federal student loans 607 53% $3,367,187 $5,547
Other student loans 15 1% $109,726 $7,315
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,804 68% $29,504,735 $6,142
Pell grants 3,124 44% $14,358,799 $4,596
Federal student loans 3,602 51% $24,174,898 $6,712

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $8,722 $8,541 $8,761
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,642 $7,499 $7,909
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,653 $7,811 $8,913
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,891 $11,454 $11,071
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,222 $12,537 $13,102
$110,001 and more $12,404 $12,837 $13,070

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,307
Undergraduate enrollment 7,037
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 612
Graduate enrollment 1,270
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,167 1,619 2,548
Percent admitted 54% 57% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 57% 31% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 883 72%
ACT 514 42%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 550
SAT Math 420 530
SAT Writing 420 530
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 17 22
ACT Math 17 22
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 2019
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1513
Golf 97
Rifle -5
Soccer -27
Softball -19
Tennis 89

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1963 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

08/01/2000 - 08/31/2006Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/16/2010 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

04/01/2001 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1976 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/2002 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

09/01/1972 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

03/01/1987 - 12/31/2010Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession192
Drug law violations2418 15
Liquor law violations232116
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 172
Drug law violations 2127
Liquor law violations 685
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 91317
Motor vehicle theft 220
Arson 110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 9123
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate8.7%
Number in default134
Number in repayment1,534

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00156100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Post-master's certificate Award of less than 1 academic year Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Postbaccalaureate certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-1------
Category total-42------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-36------
Business Administration and Management, General271------
Business/Commerce, General-20------
Finance, General-31------
Management Information Systems, General-20------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-44------
Category total27209------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General3024------
Category total3024------
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-2------
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services21-------
Drama and Dance Teacher Education-2------
Early Childhood Education and Teaching24695-----
Education, Other----0---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation-17------
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities13-------
Educational Leadership and Administration, General23-31-----
Educational/Instructional Technology2-------
English/Language Arts Teacher Education173-----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching12012-----
Mathematics Teacher Education515-----
Music Teacher Education215------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1012------
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist8-------
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education61------
Secondary Education and Teaching9-2-----
Social Science Teacher Education3-------
Social Studies Teacher Education28------
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth7-------
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---1----
Category total1721545810---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-18------
Rhetoric and Composition-29------
Category total-47------
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature-1------
Spanish Language and Literature-5------
Category total-6------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-48------
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-103------
Category total-151------
History Colleges
History, General-1------
Category total-11------
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-91---14159-
Category total-91---14159-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-----18--
Category total-----18--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-8------
Category total-8------
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science5-------
Category total5-------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-37------
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-1------
Category total-38------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-6------
Geology/Earth Science, General-3------
Category total-9------
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-34------
Category total-34------
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General-14------
Social Sciences, Other1-------
Sociology-24------
Category total12038------
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-14------
Drawing-12------
Music Performance, General-12-----1
Music, General-7------
Category total-45-----1
Grand total335810321591