Start college where you’ll have small class sizes, personal attention, and low tuition. Complete an associate degree, then transfer seamlessly to the four-year college or university you choose to finish your bachelor’s degree.
Thinking about transfer and want to research your options? Contact the University Transfer Center to get connected with a transfer partner to learn more about pathways, course and application planning, and related transfer issues.
Find a Transfer Program
Columbus State has transfer agreements with dozens of four-year universities, and Preferred Pathway agreements with nine area universities. Our Associate of Arts / Associate of Sciences degree fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree at any public university in Ohio. All of our Career Program degrees (Associate of Applied Science) have transfer options for bachelor's degree completion as well.
We have Preferred Pathway partnerships with nine Ohio universities, giving you even more options. Get a transfer graduation plan/pathway for your four-year degree, which gives you a plan to complete only the courses you need at Columbus State and show you how to complete your degree at your desired preferred partner. Preferred Pathway students can meet with advisors and representatives here at Columbus State. Follow the Preferred Pathway
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 $30,000 or more off the cost of a bachelor's degree. In fact, 76 percent of Columbus State students take on zero student loan debt!