Opportunities for High-Achieving Students
Academic rigor isn’t reserved for four-year universities. Columbus State offers numerous opportunities for serious students to challenge themselves and collaborate with other students who share their passion for learning.

The Honors Program gives high-achieving students the opportunity to join a community of like-minded scholars who want a more challenging curriculum, smaller class sizes, greater student-faculty interaction and a wealth of networking and outside learning opportunities.

“I chose Columbus State because of its credentials. The program is highly respected and the quality of education is the best a student can get.”

Cynthia Engmann, Honors Student

Professors with passion
When you ask Columbus State faculty why they choose to work at Columbus State, you’ll hear the same thing over and again: “I’m here because I love to teach.”

Being a professor at Columbus State means you are in the classrooms and labs teaching and interacting with students every day. For the student, that means your classes are taught by master’s and doctoral degree holders who are experts in their subject matter and dedicated to creating an outstanding learning environment.


Ask a Professor: Why do you teach at Columbus State?

You can’t get lost when everyone is looking out for you.
The level of individual attention you get at Columbus State starts with our smaller class sizes, and extends across every segment of campus.

We’re here to provide personal assistance with everything students need to succeed, from applying for admission to securing financial aid to finding a tutor, getting ready to graduate and even preparing to enter and succeed in your chosen career. At Columbus State, you’re much more than a number or just another student. You’re the center of everything we do.

Just coming through on your way to a bachelor’s degree?
Very impressive! Starting at Columbus State means you know the value of a college degree – from both a career and economic standpoint.

Our Preferred Pathway programs are structured so you complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree here with guaranteed admission and credit transfer to any of our four-year partner universities. In the end, you have the exact same bachelor’s degree and the exact same diploma from the exact same alma mater.

The big difference? You’ll save upwards of $30,000 on that exact same bachelor’s degree. And that makes you one smart cookie.

In addition to our Preferred Pathway Partners, Columbus State has transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges in Ohio and beyond.

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