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Columbus State University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,557

Average annual cost of attendance: $12,442

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $25,768

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Columbus State University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $10,449

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $11,182

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $14,177

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $15,235

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $15,236


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Columbus State University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Columbus State University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 30%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 72%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $35,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 58%

Columbus State University Admissions

Columbus State University Acceptance Rate: 53%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 430 to 540

SAT Critical Reading: 430 to 550

SAT Writing: 410 to 530

ACT English: 17 to 24

ACT Math: 17 to 23

ACT Writing: 6 to 9

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Columbus State University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Columbus State University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 45%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 58%

Typical student debt: $25,768

Typical monthly loan payment: $274

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Majors at Columbus State University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Columbus State University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 13%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 4%
  • Education – 8%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 6%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 21%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 20%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 4%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 3%
  • Social Sciences – 5%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 6%

For more information about the various majors at Columbus State University, visit their website.

Columbus State University Diversity


Overall Composition at Columbus State University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Columbus State University full time:  72%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Columbus State University part time:  28%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Columbus State University:  30%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 38%

Hispanic: 6%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 1%

White: 50%

Columbus State University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.4

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 10.9

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.