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About CSU

  • Columbus State University is located in Columbus, Georgia, 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, along the Chattahoochee River.
  • Established in 1958, a member of the University System of Georgia
  • Enrollment 7,953 (fall 2008)
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, plus various other accrediting agencies.
  • CSU's golf team has won six Division II national championships, and the cheerleading team has won four consecutive Peach Belt Conference titles.
  • CSU has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students. (This number does not include HOPE scholarships.)
  • CSU enrolls students from more than 40 countries and has sent more than 100 local students and teachers abroad for international education opportunities.
  • CSU's baseball team has made four trips to the College World Series, numerous NCAA Regional appearances and is a constant in the National Top 30 poll.
  • Over 70 degree programs are available to choose from. For details, visit the degrees section of the online catalog.
  • 90 recognized student organizations. An overview is available online.
  • 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • An in-depth look at academic and other statistics, by year, is also available online.

Students should expect to pay tuition, housing, meal plans (optional for upperclassmen) and fees. (Many fees are set by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.) CSU operates under a Guaranteed Tuition Plan that:

  • Guarantees or "freezes" tuition at a fixed rate for four years (12 consecutive semesters) for new freshmen. (See CSU's tuition and fee chart and housing costs information.)
  • Guarantees tuition at a fixed rate for two years (six consecutive semesters) for students transferring into the University System of Georgia.
  • Makes it easier for students and families to plan for college expenses.
  • Applies to degree-seeking undergraduate students only.
  • Does not apply to housing, meals, mandatory fees or lab fees, which are subject to annual increases.
  • CSU has its own University Police force providing 24-hour protection for both the main campus and the CSU RiverPark campus.
  • Emergency phones that connect directly to the University Police are visible throughout parking areas and pedestrian thoroughfares.
  • Personal safety programs, stressing the latest in crime prevention techniques, are offered as part of orientation and during the semester.
  • University Police offers escort officers to any student feeling unsafe after hours. Assistance is also available to motorists stranded with car problems.
  • For more information, please visit the University Police Web site.
  • CSU offers a full-service on-campus health clinic, CSU Health Services, which provides general medical care for enrolled students on a walk-in basis.
  • The center also includes an allergy clinic that can administer allergy injections at the direction of a student's physician, as well as a Women's Health Clinic, a satellite of the Muscogee County Health Department.
  • Students are automatically assessed a fee for health services each semester.
  • Students may obtain single over-the-counter medications for free. Written prescriptions are given for those drugs that are not carried in the office.
  • Health Services boasts an experienced licensed staff.

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Most Profitable Majors

  1. Chemical engineering
  2. Electrical engineering
  3. Mechanical engineering
  4. Computer science
  5. Accounting
  6. Economics/Finance
  7. Civil engineering
  8. Business administration
  9. Marketing
  10. Liberal arts majors

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