Columbus State University Graduate School

Columbus State University (referred to as CSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Columbus, GA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of CSU is $7,680 for Georgia residents and $12,774 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,476 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,479 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Columbus State University (referred to as CSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Columbus, GA.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1963 - Current).
CSU Directory Information
School NameColumbus State University (CSU)
Address4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907-5645
Phone706-507-8800
Webhttps://www.columbusstate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.columbusstate.edu/applications/index.php
Financial Infohttps://finaid.columbusstate.edu
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of CSU is $7,680 for Georgia residents and $12,774 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,476 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,479 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 122 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research).
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$12,774
$7,680 for Georgia Residents
Student Population1,476
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs122 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at CSU is $7,680 for Georgia residents and $12,774 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $350 for Georgia residents and $633 for out-of-state students.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Georgia Residents$7,680
Out-of-State$12,774
Tuition per Credit Hour
Georgia Residents$350
Out-of-State$633
CSU offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Columbus State University is $7,680 for Georgia residents and $12,774 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -3.69% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$5,742$1,870$11,952$1,870
2019-2020$6,300$1,870$11,394$1,870
2020-2021$6,300$1,870$11,394$1,870
2021-2022$6,300$1,870$11,394$1,870
2022-2023$6,300$1,380$11,394$1,380
The graduate school tuition & fees of CSU is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Georgia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Georgia graduate tuition is $18,795 (public) / $15,304 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Columbus State University$7,680$12,774
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Georgia Graduate Schools$12,353$16,610
Public$6,888$18,795
Private$15,304
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $16,320 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at CSU.
On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,862. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$10,762$3,500$9,400$4,200
2019-2020$10,977$3,500$9,588$4,200
2020-2021$11,520$3,350$11,140$4,240
2021-2022$12,080$3,400$11,622$4,240
2022-2023$12,080$3,400$11,622$4,240
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $350 for Georgia residents and $633 for other students at Columbus State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$319$664
2019-2020$350$633
2020-2021$350$633
2021-2022$350$633
2022-2023$350$633

Graduate Programs at CSU

Columbus State University offers 47 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 540 students have completed their study at Columbus State University.
Offered Degrees at Columbus State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree300480
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1016
Post Bachelor's Degree8011
Post Master's Degree8033
Total470540
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Columbus State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Elementary Education and Teaching program with 16 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Family Practice Nurse/Nursing program with 101 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Education (other) program with 16 completers.
Columbus State University offers 47 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 540 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 480 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 11 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 33 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 11 completers-
Environmental Science11-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 30 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences30-
Education [+] 177 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration29-
Special Education and Teaching17$44,500
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services12$32,800
Elementary Education and Teaching19-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching4-
Secondary Education and Teaching25-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)49-
Art Teacher Education3-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--
Mathematics Teacher Education--
Music Teacher Education--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching7-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--
Social Science Teacher Education--
Social Studies Teacher Education--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education9-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 56 completers$69,300
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies56-
Social Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Social Sciences (other)18$35,000
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 13 completers-
Music Performance13-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 115 completers-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse14-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing101-
Business [+] 56 completers-
Business Administration and Management27$47,400
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)29$67,000
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total480
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 16 completers-
Education (other)16-
Total16
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 1 completers-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Music Performance7-
Business --
Total11
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 30 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--
Elementary Education and Teaching16-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1-
Secondary Education and Teaching4-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--
Total33

Graduate Student Population at CSU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 1,476 students enrolled into Columbus State University graduate schools where it has total 7,479 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 444 full-time and 1,032 part-time graduate students. By gender, 469 male and 1,007 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,4764691,007
Full-time444161283
Part-tme1,032308724
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 696 White (47.15%), 538 Black/African American (36.45%), 79 Hispanic (5.35%), 45 Asian (3.05%), and 118 students with other races. 73 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,4764691,007
American Indian/Native American211
Asian451827
Black/African American538121417
Hispanic792554
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211
White696253443
Two More321220
Un-Known945
Non-resident Alien733439
Columbus State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 952 graduate students (64.50% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 194 graduate students (13.14% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,476
Enrolled Online Exclusively952
Enrolled Some Online Courses194
Not in Online Courses330
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Columbus State University. 196 students are aged 20 to 24 (13.28% of total students), 150 students are aged above 50 (10.16%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Columbus State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,4764691,007
Age 20-21505
Age 22-2419164127
Age 25-29346105241
Age 30-3422173148
Age 35-3923372161
Age 40-49330102228
Age 50-641414893
Over 64954

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