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Columbus State University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $3,188 $3,514 $3,772 $5,024 33.2%
Out-of-state $10,870 $12,118 $13,064 $16,638 27.4%
Books and supplies $814 $814 $933 $974 4.4%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,184 $7,870 $7,934 $8,888 12.0%
Other $2,843 $2,843 $3,231 $3,157 -2.3%
Off Campus          
Room and board $7,671 $7,899 $7,836 $8,061 2.9%
Other $3,463 $3,463 $3,951 $3,975 0.6%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $3,463 $3,463 $3,951 $3,975 0.6%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $14,029 $15,041 $15,870 $18,043 13.7%
Off Campus $15,136 $15,690 $16,492 $18,034 9.3%
Off Campus with Family $7,465 $7,791 $8,656 $9,973 15.2%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $21,711 $23,645 $25,162 $29,657 17.9%
Off Campus $22,818 $24,294 $25,784 $29,648 15.0%
Off Campus with Family $15,147 $16,395 $17,948 $21,587 20.3%
 

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Map of Columbus State University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,757 1,465 2,292
Percent admitted 59% 61% 57%
Percent admitted who enrolled 61% 62% 60%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 992 72%
ACT 460 34%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 430 550
SAT Math 420 540
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 15 22
ACT Math 16 22

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1963 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs 8/1/2000 - 8/31/2006 Resigned
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 4/1/2001 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1976 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 3/1/2002 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 9/1/1972 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 3/1/1987 -   Accredited