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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?

2021 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 23 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Columbus State was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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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.

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Columbus State Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Columbus State Community College is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Columbus State Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Columbus State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 28,159 undergraduates at Columbus State with 6,683 being full-time and 21,476 being part-time.

Columbus State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Columbus State is 78.08 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.08 out of 100
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How Much Does Columbus State Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbus State is $5,883. 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 +
$4,131 $5,045 $7,364 $9,471 $9,887

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Columbus State, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $3,685 a year. That adds up to $14,740 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

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

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Location of Columbus State Community College

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 9,521 students took at least one online class at Columbus State Community College. This is a decrease from the 9,535 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,521 3,666
2016-2017 9,535 3,822
2015-2016 9,685 4,055
2014-2015 11,907 5,253
2013-2014 11,116 4,951

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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.


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