Columbus State University

Ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, Columbus State offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and 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 8,200 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education.Columbus State University considers itself, above all, a teaching university. Stellar facilities on main campus and in the community bolster this mission with rich learning opportunities, including CSUs Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center; Coca-Coca Space Science Center, Rankin Arts Center; a state-of-the-art performing arts facility, RiverCenter, which houses three performance halls, a world-class organ and the universitys widely respected school of music; and a riverside art and theatre complex that includes two state-of-the-art teaching theatres, an art gallery and an array of specially designed art classrooms.The RiverCenter, a public-private venture that is the centerpiece of the citys arts programming, is an example of the universitys extraordinarily strong community support in the historic city of Columbus. It is a significant piece of the universitys assistance in a dramatic revitalization of downtown Columbus over the last decade. Columbus State University now has a strong presence in downtown Columbus with student apartments, and about a dozen different buildings in the historic downtown area. The university calls this campus CSU RiverPark. At the back door of Columbus State Universitys RiverPark campus is the worlds longest urban whitewater experience on the Chattahoochee River. The city and supporting organizations breached two dams to create whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, river surfing and other river-related activities along a 2.5-mile stretch between Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1958 N/A Semester $54.4 million 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907 (706) 507-8800
overall score total score state city online paying global
36 100.0 Georgia Columbus 1142 403