1. Transfer Programs: Get the first two years of your bachelor’s degree here, then transfer to a four-year
school to finish up.
Our Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree fulfills the first two years of
a bachelor’s degree at most Ohio colleges. And we have specific transfer agreements
with dozens of colleges around the state.
The Preferred Pathway allows you to “pre-major” for dozens of majors at Ohio State
University, and then enter as a junior. Incoming students who qualify can also become
Preferred Pathway Scholars, receiving additional advising, special events and possible
scholarships. Preferred Pathway site
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Come to learn. We're here to teach.
Our average class size here is 19 students – no need to worry about spending your
time in a 300-seat auditorium. All of our classes are taught by qualified professors,
many of them with the highest possible degree in their field. We don't even have TAs.
Here are some testimonials:
"I wouldn't have been able to do this without the support of Columbus State and the
kindness, knowledge and direction from my instructor Bob Stein." Jennifer Wilson
“They knew exactly what was needed in the field. That was the most important thing.” Dave Himmelman
"I want to say thank you to my top favorite instructors who truly believed in me and
helped me get to where I am today: Jon Lundquist for pushing me in the right direction
and giving me incredible feedback and critiquing, and Shawn Holmes for never doubting
my efforts and helping me to exceed and fall in love with video editing and cinematography." Lawrene Dolengowsky
"Paul Carringer has a passion for success in his students." Roger Stukkie
Get in Where You Fit In
We have more than 26,000 students of all ages, races and backgrounds. You're sure
to find people you like, and get to know people you never thought you'd meet.
Our classes have students straight out of high school learning alongside (and sometimes
learning from) people with 20 years experience in the work force. The ability to find
your place -- and work with people from all walks of life -- will serve you well through
your whole career. It's just an added benefit of a Columbus State education.
Life on Campus
The Columbus State experience doesn't stop when your class ends. Take part in one
of 40 clubs, such as Chess, politics and anime. Check out one of our four varsity
sports. Relax at our student lounge, or just get a crepe at the crepe cart.
There's an event in the quad almost every week. And don't miss Spring Fling for games,
music and, of course, free hot dogs.
Here's a taste of life at Columbus State.
Are we good? We have to be.
At Columbus State, we have transfer agreements with four-year schools like Ohio State
and Otterbein. If you've graduated from here, you've met their standards.
Tons of students come here to do their general education requirements and transfer
to their four-year degree. They need to know the classes they take here will support
their upper-level work and beyond.
It’s the same in our Career & Tech classes. Our students aren’t just looking for a
degree, they need to succeed in the workforce. Our students are saving lives, building
houses, maintaining critical computer networks and taking care of children.
Here at Columbus State, you’ll find teachers with master’s degrees, PhDs, and also
decades of hard-won experience. You’ll benefit from small class sizes, and we’re used
to working with students at all skill levels. There’s plenty of help, but that doesn’t
make it easy.
At the end of the day, your education has to work.
Ready to Go? Here are your next steps:
Step 1: Apply For Admission & Financial Aid Step 2: Getting Started Orientation (GSO) Step 3: COMPASS/ESL Placement Testing Step 4: Post-COMPASS/CougarWeb Workshop Step 5: Register and Pay Fees