Academic Year: 3 semesters--Autumn, Spring and Summer. Autumn and Spring are 16 weeks in length
(including exam week) and Summer is slightly shorter in length.
Class Size: Average class size is 19 students. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1.
Programs of Study: Through the college's Arts & Sciences Division, students can complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer their
credits to complete their degree at a four-year college or university. Students can
also get a Career & Tech associate degree or certificate, which allows immediate entrance into the job market
and a professional career path. Columbus State offers more than 120 associate degrees
or certificates in areas of business, health, human and public services, computer
science and engineering technologies.
Enrollment: Enrollment was 30,839 for Autumn 2011. That number includes two campuses, nine regional
learning centers and hundreds of online learning classes.
In addition, another 22,234 community members received training through Community
Education and Workforce Development. That includes 7,950 who received custom training
at their workplace, 1,826 who received "transitional workforce" training such as trades
or GED, and 1,393 recent immigrants who got basic language training through the Language
Enrollment by Age and Minority Enrollment:
Coverage zone: Columbus State serves Franklin, Union, Madison and Delaware counties.
Columbus Campus: The campus is located on more than 80 acres in Columbus' Discovery District. It
includes a library, bookstore, cafeteria, two computer labs, several student lounges,
a parking garage and multiple parking lots.
Delaware Campus: Located just off SR 23, Columbus State's Delaware Campus opened in summer 2010 and
held its first classes in Autumn 2010. The Delaware Campus offers a full slate of
student services (e.g., advising and financial aid) as well as four complete degrees.
Students at Delaware can take classes that will provide the foundation for any number
of academic degrees. Columbus State's Delaware Campus partners with the Marion Regional
Campus of The Ohio State University to allow OSU students to take a number of their
classes at the Delaware Campus.
Regional Learning Centers
Columbus State operates 9 Regional Learning Centers in Ashville, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Marysville, Plain City, Reynoldsburg (opening
soon), Southwest Columbus (Bolton Field) and Westerville.
Student Activities: Columbus State students can participate in around 40 student clubs,
honor societies and organizations, in addition to orchestra, choir, theater productions
and Cougar sports teams. Campus Life