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Columbus State.
Your path to the education you need.

Columbus State provides Central Ohio residents the educational opportunities they need to get to the next phase of their career - whatever that may be. First, you can go here and get a two-year associate degree in a Career & Technical field, which qualifies you for a job immediately. Or, you can get an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science, which represents the first two years of a bachelor's degree and you can transfer to another college. Third, we offer a variety of short-term training opportunities and continuing education through our Community Education and Workforce Development division. Check out our Majors and Programs for more on our offerings.

Columbus State at a Glance

Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of our community for 50 years. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of around 26,000 students.

Columbus State's Career & Technical Programs division offers two-year career programs in more than 55 areas of business, health, public service, human service, and engineering technologies. Students can also take the first two years of their bachelor's degree here through our College of Arts and Science, then finish at a four-year college with our Bachelor's Degree Transfer Programs.

Our Community Education and Workforce Development division offers continuing education classes, licensure courses and personal enrichment courses. Online courses fall under Distance Learning, and programs for high school students fall under K-12 Programs.

Our Columbus Campus is conveniently located on the edge of downtown Columbus, on 80 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The campus currently consists of more than two dozen buildings. Our Delaware Campus, which opened in Autumn 2010, includes the state-of-the-art Moeller Hall and offers a variety of great programs.

In addition to the main campus, Columbus State operates 9 Regional Learning Centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville, Reynoldsburg, Marysville,  Grove City, Plain City, Southeast Columbus and Bolton Field. These suburban sites allow students to take courses close to where they live and work.

Columbus State is especially proud of its own community. Each member of our faculty and staff is committed to enhancing the educational and employment opportunities of our students. For information about our campus, try taking a tour.

And if you've benefited from a Columbus State education, or just want to help others get an opportunity, please consider donating to the Columbus State Development Foundation or attending our annual Taste the Future gala. All funds raised at Taste the Future benefit scholarships.

Welcome to Columbus State!

Divisions at Columbus State

Providing a Quality, Affordable Education

We are committed to providing a quality education to fit many different educational plans. Our reasonable tuition and fees and Financial Aid services make getting the degree or training that you need achievable.

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Paying for college can be expensive. Come talk with us about how to make your educational dreams happen. Our Financial Aid counselors are great resource to help you navigate these tricky issues.

Get Started - A Step by Step Guide - Applying and Registering for Classes at Columbus State

Future Students, Applying for college doesn't have to be a chore. There are five steps you need to complete:

  • Step 1: Apply For Admission
  • Step 2: Apply For Financial Aid
  • Step 3: Getting Started Information Session (Orientation)
  • Step 4: COMPASS/ESL Placement Testing
  • Step 5: Registration Workshop
  • Step 6: Register and Pay Fees

View the full Get Started Guide

Center for Workforce Development

Workforce Development

The Center for Workforce Development has a program that's right for you or your business!

Find the program that fits for your needs.

Visit the CWD website