Columbus State University

Is CSU a Good School for the Money?

Columbus State University Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a CSU degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the CSU annual value report below.

Within Georgia, CSU Offers Average Quality for a Fair Price.

Top 50% Georgia Value
Top 50% Georgia Quality

Columbus State University is ranked #27 out of #56 in Georgia for quality and #19 out of #46 for Georgia value.

This makes it average quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  19 out of 46
Great Value
State Value Score  58.70 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the CSU financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Columbus State University is ranked #1,121 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Columbus State University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1121 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  23.84 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Rosemont College $100,339 C
Auburn University at Montgomery $106,974 D+
Kansas Wesleyan University $109,276 D
University of Mount Olive $110,183 D
Texas A&M University - Texarkana $111,742 D
Columbus State University $118,687 D-
Toccoa Falls College $126,676 F
Tabor College $127,663 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $118,687 For That Piece of Paper

The CSU time to graduate is about 4.77 years and will cost an estimated $24,882 per year. This brings the total cost to 118,687.

Average Yearly Cost $24,882
Average Years to Graduate 4.77
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $118,687

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average CSU student takes 4.77 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your CSU degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$74,732 In-State With Aid
$141,893 Avg Cost No Aid
4.77 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how CSU value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $141,893 #889 D+
All Students $118,687 #1,121 D-
Only Students Receiving Aid $111,360 #1,145 D-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $105,264 #17 B-
All Students $82,058 #19 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $74,732 #19 C+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Georgia.

About 92% of CSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CSU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average CSU cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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