Talk to any student planning to go to college and, chances are, they will tell you they expect to go into debt. Unless their parents can cover the costs – or they get a full-ride scholarship – students feel that college debt is inevitable.
Talk to any Columbus State student and you’ll get quite a different story. Our low tuition and commitment to keeping college affordable and accessible is changing the college conversation. In fact, 76% of our students take on no student loan debt. And all of our graduates who transfer on to a four-year college or university save 40-60% on the total cost of their bachelor’s degree. So they leave college ready to start planning for the future instead of paying off the past.