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

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

the nursing program truly prepares students for the nursing profession
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors are qualified and accessible. The use of technology is average. The community is not great for college life, but it is decent. The quality is high.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Affordable, and the networking opportunities are awesome. Cons: More career fairs are needed that cater to my specific employment needs.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

The only con to CSU's graduate program is that there is a lack of variation of classes throughout the year. The pros include: class selection, professionalism of staff, willingness to help, registration procedure to include financial aid applications, etc.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate Counseling program at Columbus State University is challenging and fulfilling. The staff and cohorts are supportive, friendly and act as a safety net while you learn new techniques, theories and methods of counseling. The instructors push you outside your comfort zone into new experiences to help you grow and mature into the field. A+
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2014

I felt the graduate program at Columbus State University was highly proficient and really helped me in regards to research. I thought the professors really cared about what subject I was interested in and they took time out of their busy day to help me out with whatever concerns and work I had. In regards to the social life on campus was quite a struggle for me. I think the fact I was an older student had something to do with it. Perhaps not comprending the generation contributed to my struggles. However, I recently did a study abroad program where I hung out with students who were the same age and I found their company to be quite comforting and welcoming. Perhaps the fact I've traveled around so much was the reason why it was quite a struggle for me to adapt to campus life at CSU. My finaid advisor was very helpful and she was instrumental in making sure my funds were available and on time throughout the duration of my graduate studies. The workload was somewhat sufficient. I think the professors were great in allowing their students to research a subject which they found interesting to them. The group projects were insightful and very helpful. In regards to career support, unfortunately that was a bit non existent. The professors or the department didn't really help us in regards to seeking an advancement or for first time employees. The university life was very affordable. Overall, I found the graduate experience to be highly favorable and I look forward to completing this program next year.
1.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall not very difficult program, just a lot of busy work, with an incredible focus on APA format. Not something that I would expect from a graduate level degree
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I am in the Public Administration/Health Services Administration program at Columbus State University. As I am first year student, I have not found any issues or problems with the program thus far. Some of the pros of the program are that the faculty are very helpful and willing to communicate with you to help you receive the best grade that you can get. Also the many student resources on campus are also a great help when it comes to writing papers and constructing resumes. As of right now, I am enjoying every minute of my graduate school journey and I can't wait to finally say that I am a graduate from Columbus State University's graduate program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The diversity if students give a wide range if views and personal opinions when involved in discussions, the classrooms are small enough so that you feel as a student who is cared for and not just a number. Cons: all classes are scheduled at 6pm during the week. I wish there were a little more variety in times for grad students wanting earlier classes.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe Columbus State is a great fit because it is affordable yet still gives you a chance to network and learn inside the classroom. The night classes are very convenient and are the only way that I can achieve my MBA. The administration is very easy to talk to. The only problems I had were that the website was not very user friendly and I felt at times that they were not very familiar with me or my questions. I work at a University and know that our admission counselors seek to make everyone feel like family. Although I did not get this feeling, my questions were answered and I am able to get my MBA!
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