Columbus State University
Columbus State Prepares Students for Career, Life Success
Columbus State University (CSU) is a nationally accredited and internationally recognized member of the University System of Georgia that offers distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more.
Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, CSU thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment.
Since 1958, CSU has educated students who have gone on to become leaders at the local, state and national level. Currently, the university offers 46 undergraduate and 42 graduate degrees.
Columbus State has also cultivated a reputation for extending its commitment to learning into the community, especially with the development of itsRiverPark campus in downtown - "Uptown" to locals - Columbus, Georgia.
Our educational outreach centers — such as the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center — extend CSU's reputation as a teaching university, offering learning opportunities for students as well as the public.
Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center is located in the heart of uptown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee Riverwalk and adjacent to the Columbus Historic District and the Iron Works Convention and Trade Center. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to spur interest in math and science by housing interactive exhibits and displays -- such as NASA artifacts -- and fun things to do --- such as flight simulators and movies. The center houses a Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater and the Mead Observatory.
The Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is at the southern end of the Columbus RiverWalk, offering a view of the ecoregion of West Central Georgia and the Chattahoochee Valley and providing access to samples of the area’s rich communities of plants and animals. Opened in 1995 as a collaboration among Columbus Water Works, Columbus State University, and the City of Columbus, the center provides exhibits, displays and nature trails, and also offers formal and informal programs about the ecology and natural history of the region. Interpretive and hands-on programming is provided by Columbus State University professional staff, contributing faculty, student assistants, and volunteers. The center includes two classroom-laboratories, an 86-seat auditorium, state-of-the-art instructional media, the Natural History Discovery Center, indoor and outdoor exhibits of living reptiles and fish, a stream habitat supporting various plants and animals, a pollinator garden, bee hives, and environmental art.
Boasting stellar faculty, impressive facilities and small class sizes, CSU offers top-notch educational opportunities, including nationally accredited programs in art, chemistry,music, nursing, theatre, business, and teacher education. The university also offers a variety of online offerings and an extensive continuing education program.
Students in all majors have opportunities beyond campus to enhance traditional learning through internships, clinical experiences, cooperative education and field research alongside senior professors. Columbus State offers valuable service to the community and "real world" experience to its students by collaborating on projects with a variety of business/industry, civic, arts and governmental partners.
Additional educational opportunities are available through our Honors College, Servant Leadership Program and Study Abroad curriculum. Columbus State expects its students to provide the effort, enthusiasm and determination to make the most of their learning experience. We promise challenges and inspiration, support and encouragement and an experience from not only your formal education, but also extracurricular activities, lifelong friends and an energetic college atmosphere.