Columbus State University


Dr. Chris Markwood

Distance Education


Columbus State University
4225 University Ave.
Columbus, GA 301907

Institution Overview

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Columbus State University – a four-year institution – serves the educational needs of a diverse region by providing a variety of programs leading to associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. CSU offers 65 undergraduate and 30 graduate degrees in the fine arts and humanities, business, education, nursing, social sciences and more. The University also serves transfer and transient students as well as those seeking certification and licensure. The University maintains a strong core of general education as the foundation of all its academic programs. CSU provides a student-centered developmental program for those students who are unprepared for the rigors of college work. The University serves the educational, cultural, and economic needs of its region by providing credit and non-credit outreach programs. In all these endeavors, CSU strives to meet the needs of previously underserved populations in its service area.

  • The university enrolls over 8,500 students who come to Columbus State primarily from throughout Georgia. The school also is a popular destination for students from Alabama and other states in the nation. The average age of the student body is 26.

  • Students may enroll in one of 65 undergraduate degree programs offered in the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Education, Science, and Business, or more than 35 graduate degree programs offered in the College of Arts, Business, Education and Health Professions, and Letters and Sciences.

  • The University offers a Doctor of Education with specializations in Curriculum, Leadership, and Higher Education. The higher education track may be taken online.