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Columbus State is a great place to start your college career – or to continue your education.
Start your bachelor's degree here (with our small class sizes and low tuition), complete your associate degree, then transfer to a four-year college to finish your bachelor's degree.
Becoming a Transfer Student is easy.
Find a Transfer Program
Columbus State has transfer agreements with dozens of four-year universities, and Preferred Pathway agreements with eight area universities. Our Associate of Arts / Associate of Sciences degree are general-purpose degrees that fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree. And almost all of our Career Programs degrees have transfer agreements as well.
Not sure where you want to transfer? Complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Columbus State. These general-purpose degrees allow you to take your credits to colleges across Ohio.
Choose Less Debt
With student loans a major concern, students and families are looking for ways to cut costs. Columbus State is here to help. Our tuition is about $4,000 for a full year, and starting at Columbus State can save 30 percent off the cost of a bachelor's degree. Some 60 percent of our students take on no debt in a year!
We have Preferred Pathway partnerships with eight Ohio universities, giving you even more options. Get a pre-major for your four-year degree, which allows you to take only the classes you need. And Preferred Pathway students get access to advisors at their target university. Follow the Preferred Pathway