Columbus State University Online

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Columbus State University (CSU), a public university founded in 1958, enrolls 8,200 students. Part of the University System of Georgia, CSU offers more than 90 academic disciplines leading to a host of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Through CSU Online, students can complete a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as certificates and endorsements.

Students can pursue eight bachelor’s degrees in business, communication, information technology, nursing, and more.

CSU Online offers nearly two dozen master’s degree programs, such as educational leadership, nursing, secondary education, family nurse practitioner, and criminal justice.

Columbus State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The university’s programs also received accreditation from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Columbus State Featured in TBS Rankings

Accreditation Regional (SACS)
Public/Private Public Nonprofit
Region Southeast
Acceptance Rate 56%
Retention Rate 70%
Graduation Rate 31.3%
Requires ACT or SAT SAT or ACT
Cost Per Credit
(In-State/Out-of-State)
Undergrad: $174/$614
Grad: $201/$792

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