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About Columbus State

Columbus State Community College Overview

Columbus State Community College is a public, state school in an urban setting in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus State was founded in 1963 and now enrolls around 26,185 students a year, including 26,185 undergrads.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Columbus State! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Interested in journalism or communications? Columbus State students can .

There are no fraternities or sororities at Columbus State, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Columbus State has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Columbus State on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Columbus State on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is August 21.

2021 Columbus State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $3,910
Out-of-State $7,872
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is Columbus State a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a better sense of what Columbus State offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2020 Acceptance Rate for Columbus State Community College

It is not competitive to get into Columbus State. The acceptance rate at Columbus State is 95%. Last year, 11,993 students applied to Columbus State and 11,423 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbus State

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 64% of students who start at Columbus State return the next year.The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Columbus State Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Columbus State directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Columbus State's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Columbus State's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $3,229 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbus State

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Columbus State's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbus State. Based on this information, how does Columbus State sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Columbus State a good school for you?

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Where is Columbus State Community College Located?

Columbus State is located in the urban setting of Columbus, Ohio.

If you want to see Columbus State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 670 to Columbus, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Port Columbus International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Columbus State and Columbus are like without leaving home.

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College Info

550 East Spring Street Columbus, OH 43215

Campus Setting: Urban

Columbus State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 21

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 21

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbus State is Aug 21.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Columbus State is Aug 21.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Columbus State Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$3,910

In State

$7,872

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,910
$7,872
Fees
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Housing
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Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Columbus State is like? There are approximately 26,185 students enrolled at Columbus State. 26% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from OH and 1% percent of students are from other states.

26%

Full Time

82%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

26,185

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,910

Out-of-State

$7,872

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 21
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