Of 1,200 American community colleges, Columbus State is the only institution to earn
three key distinctions for its work to help students start strong, and graduate with
Sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Guided Pathways
is aimed at revolutionizing community college curricula. Columbus State is one of
30 colleges selected to participate in developing next-generation academic and career
pathways designed to maximize completion of both two- and four-year degrees and ensure
greater marketability for graduates.
Achieving the Dream Leader College
Two hundred of the nation's 1,200 community colleges are members of the Achieving
the Dream (AtD) network. In 2015, Columbus State was one of 19 AtD colleges awarded
Leader status for its commitment to improving student success and closing achievement
gaps among historically at-risk students.
The Right Signals Initiative
Funded by the Lumina Foundation, the Right Signals effort entrusts selected colleges
with developing a new credentialing model to more clearly articulate graduate credentials
and capabilities to employers. Columbus State is one of 20 participants in the Right