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Columbus State is a great place to start your college career – or to continue your education.
Start your bachelor's degree here (with our small class sizes and low tuition), complete your associate degree, then transfer to a four-year college to finish your bachelor's degree.
Becoming a Transfer Student is easy.
Find a Transfer Program
Columbus State has transfer agreements with dozens of four-year universities, and Preferred Pathway agreements with eight area universities. And our Associate of Arts / Associate of Sciences degree are general-purpose degrees that fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree.
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 percent off the cost of a bachelor's degree. Some 60 percent of our students take on no debt in a year!
We have Preferred Pathway partnerships with eight Ohio universities, giving you even more options. Get a pre-major for your four-year degree, which allows you to take only the classes you need. And Preferred Pathway students get access to advisors at their target university. Follow the Preferred Pathway