Columbus State University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 26 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 8,440 (6,937 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 66% part-time, 34% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,062 in-state; $15,306 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007

I had a very enjoyable time at Columbus State University. It has a feeling of being one big happy family.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

It was a very good experience. It is a very close knit campus. The staff is very caring.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The online graduate program is great for anyone who wants to continue to work (especially if you have a family) but also complete your education. I have found the online program great and the professors and courses offered are educational.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbus State University is a great university with a great atmosphere. The teachers are so helpful and will take time to actually give one-on-one help. I definitely recommend this school to anyone that does not want to go to a school that is large and the teachers only know you by number.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbus State University is a wonderful school and the I learned a great deal during my time in the MPA program. Dr. Gordon is an amazing professor!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Professors are experts in their fields and have true "real world" experience in their respective fields. Instructional staff is basically a who's who of contemporary public safety leaders who are recognized both at the state level as well as nationally for their expertise. The theories and techniques discussed in class have been field proven and are not simply abstract ideas with no value in the "real world". The student body is comprised of professionals with a wide variety in a multitude of public safety disciplines which creates a peer to peer network and learning experience that I haven't found anywhere else. The classroom environment is always open and discussion and opinions are welcome. Professors know and understand that public safety agencies are highly individualized and unique. Ideas and theories for their administration are understood not to be a "one size fits all" method but rather they are presented as building blocks to be used and modified as needed for each agency/administrator. The pursuit of my degree has been invaluable to me as both a student as well as a working professional.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of online education are as follows: the flexible hours and pacing to complete assignments at your own pace, telecommuting, easy access to any amenities the university offer at the click of a button, all resources are electronically and can be found a click of a button. The cons are as follows: limited instructor and peer interactions, when you encounter technology challenges, and having self discipline to pace yourself to complete the course on time.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

This program is beneficial to those students who are maintaining their professional careers while continuing to enhance their education. The Teacher Leadership program has allowed for me (a teacher who is taking online classes) to go at my own pace but helping to maintain a rigorous course load. There are no cons at this present time regarding the graduate program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The major con of the program is that it is entirely in class. It did not offer any online classes. If a student wanted to change to the online program that CSU collaborates with other schools on, the student had to start the program over (6 credits would transfer).
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The Community Counseling program offered me some great insight into my own life and helped me develop professionally and personally. I feel this program provided me a competent education in regards to becoming a counselor. The professors were amazing at challenging how we see and operate in the world. However, since my graduation in May 2014 many professors have left the program and went on to other jobs.
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