Columbus State Among Best Georgia Schools for Teacher Education

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University is ranked among Georgia’s best colleges and university options for teacher education.

The College Database, which bills itself as “the most current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data,” recently released its new "Top Colleges in Georgia: Shaping the Next Generation" list, which highlights the state’s colleges and universities that produce the most teacher education graduates.

"Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs," said Doug Jones, founder of The College Database. "But which ones are producing the most young educators today? We wanted to identify the colleges making the largest impact on our students."

The College Database, which ranked CSU No. 11 in Georgia, used these criteria to identify top colleges shaping the next generation:

 •  Must be fully accredited
 •  Four-year colleges only
 •  Public or private, not-for-profit colleges only
 •  Minimum of 10 graduates from education or teaching programs in 2012

Columbus State offers 15 undergraduate education degree options and nearly twice that many on the graduate level, including a doctorate and several online, endorsement and certificate options.

The College Database is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and others. For details on the state rankings, visit the organization’s Georgia rankings page.

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