About Columbus State University
With nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing – and more – Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment.
Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is part of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,300 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education.
At Columbus State, students experience an interactive learning environment where not just the stellar faculty, but also the staff, other students and community partners care about education. We believe learning is rarely confined to the classroom. Our students learn in the field, in the lab, on the stage, with mentors in Fortune 500 boardrooms and in foreign countries.
CSU considers itself, above all else, a teaching university. Stellar off-campus centers-bolster our mission with rich learning opportunities. Our exciting downtown campus — called CSU RiverPark — is unlike anything else in the country. Built into a historic area alongside the Chattahoochee River, CSU's downtown campus houses the College of the Arts, more than 350 students and includes about a dozen different building. The campus will soon be even more vibrant as the city completes a project that will create the nation's largest urban whitewater course, with churning river waters just steps from Georgia's finest arts education facilities.
A member of the University System of Georgia, CSU offers about 100 different degree programs, including a growing array of quality online offerings, and an expanding graduate school that recently awarded CSU's first doctorate in education.
Rich learning opportunities – and community experiences – are available through CSU's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Rankin Arts Center and through the RiverCenter, a state-of-the-art performing arts facility that houses three performance halls, a world-class organ and the university's widely respected school of music. Additional educational opportunities are available in our Honors Program, our heralded Servant Leadership Program and a diverse study abroad curriculum.
The student experience outside the classroom is also important at Columbus State University. CSU's attention to student life can be seen in the new 100,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center, the expanding array of sports activities, the new student advising center, improved campus dining options and the 100 different student organizations on campus.