Columbus State University Repeatedly Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Online Learning, Affordability

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Since the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year, Columbus State University has received more than a dozen accolades from education experts and ranking firms across the nation, further securing its status as a prestigious and affordable institution for students interested in earning a degree on campus or online.

Among the recognitions, CSU’s online programs received high praise from Affordable Colleges Online, including the No. 1 spot for online communications degrees. The D. Abbott Turner of Business’ online MBA program and the College of Education and Health Professions were each ranked by multiple organizations, including U.S. News and World Report.

"It has been exciting to watch Columbus State gather national recognition,” said CSU Provost Tom Hackett. “Faculty and staff have worked hard to develop academic programs that mark us as a "First Choice" institution in online curriculums as well as in on-campus courses."

Columbus State University

-- Ranked No. 4 best online college in Georgia by AC Online
-- Ranked No. 9 best value college and/or university in Georgia by Best Value Schools
-- Ranked No. 15 best online college in Georgia by Online Colleges
-- Ranked No. 23 best online college by AC Online
-- Ranked a Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly School




College of the Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Department of Communication

-- Ranked No. 1 best online communications degree by AC Online




Turner College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Department of Management and Marketing

-- Ranked No. 12 best online business management program by AC Online


Master of Business Administration

-- Ranked No. 12 affordable MBA program by Top Management Degrees
-- Ranked No. 27 best online MBA program by AC Online
-- Ranked No. 62 best online MBA program by U.S. News and World Report


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, TSYS School of Computer Science

-- Ranked No. 2 best online computer science program by AC Online
-- Ranked No. 5 best online information technology program by AC Online


Master’s in Applied Computer Science, TSYS School of Computer Science

-- Ranked No. 1 online Master’s in Computer Science by Go Grad
-- Ranked No. 3 best online master’s degree in computer science by Computer Science Online




College of Education and Health Professions

-- Ranked No. 89 best online graduate education program by U.S. News and World Report


RN-BSN, School of Nursing

-- Ranked No. 29 best online nursing program by AC Online
-- Ranked No. 40 best online RN-BSN program by AC Online
-- Ranked No. 42 most affordable competitive college for online RN-BSN degrees by Best of Science in Nursing Degrees


Master's of Science in Nursing

-- Ranked No. 5 top online master's in nursing by Go Grad


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