Graduate Programs Overview

Columbus State University is a four-years, public school located in Columbus, Georgia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,170 for Georgia residents and $13,264 for other students in average.

It offers sixty-two graduate programs: 30 Master's, 15 Doctorate, 8 Post-Bachelor's, 9 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 511 students have been conferred Master's degree and 66 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameColumbus State University
Typefour-years, public
Address4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA
Graduate School Students1,495 students
1,005 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$8,170
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 62 Graduate Programs
30 Master's, 9 Doctorate, 17 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Columbus State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Georgia residents, the tuition & fees are $8,170 and $13,264 for non-Georgia residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $350 for Georgia residents and $633 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$350$633
Books & Supplies$1,460
Room & Board$12,080 (On-Campus) / $11,622 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,400 (On-Campus) / $4,240 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,110$30,204
Off-Campus Total$25,492$30,586
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Columbus State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 62 major areas - 29 Master's (7 online programs), 1 Doctorate (1 online programs), 7 Post-Bachelor', 8 Post-Master'(1 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,372 students enrolled in Columbus State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,495 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 478 male and 1,017 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 504 full-time and 991 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,005 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 201 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students478
Women Students1,017
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students504
Part-time Students991
By race/ethnicity 755 White, 543 Black, and 38 Asian students are attending at Columbus State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races33
6 students are younger than 22 and 450 students are older than 65. The school has 598 students aged between 22 and 30 and 441 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under6
40 & Over450
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Columbus State University, 1,005 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 201 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,495
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,005
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses201
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses289
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,005
Georgia Resident783
Other State In U.S.213
Outside of U.S.9

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