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Columbus State Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Columbus State Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Columbus State Community College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Columbus State Community College was awarded 163 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Columbus State is ranked #660 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Columbus State also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

See all of the rankings for Columbus State Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Columbus State?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Columbus State Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Columbus State Community College admissions.

Columbus State Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Columbus State Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Columbus State Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbus State Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Columbus State Community College this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Columbus State Community College.

Columbus State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 27,621 undergraduates at Columbus State with 6,664 being full-time and 20,957 being part-time.

How Much Does Columbus State Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbus State is $6,577. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Columbus State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,801 $5,861 $8,431 $10,117 $10,485

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Columbus State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Columbus State, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $3,648 a year. That adds up to $14,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbus State is 14.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Columbus State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Columbus State make around $32,200 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Columbus State Community College make the most money.

Location of Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College is a public institution located in Columbus, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Columbus State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-287-5353

Columbus State Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Columbus State Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Columbus State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 12,106 students took at least one online class at Columbus State Community College. This is an increase from the 9,581 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 12,106 4,164
2018-2019 9,581 3,791
2017-2018 9,521 3,666
2016-2017 9,535 3,822
2015-2016 9,685 4,055

Learn more about online learning at Columbus State Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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