CSU Recognized in Top Tier for Affordability, Job Outlook, & Online Learning

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Educate to Career (ETC) recently ranked Columbus State University in its top tier rank. ETC bases the rankings on the university’s affordability, ability to place graduates into high-earning jobs, and experience in distance learning.
“We are honored to receive this special recognition,” said CSU President Chris Markwood. “Preparing students for real jobs through affordable online and in-person classes is what we aim to do every year at CSU. Now more than ever, students are looking to find pandemic-proof careers without taking on a substantial amount of debt. We are proud to offer students that opportunity to create themselves and to have the experience in online learning to quickly adapt to these uncertain times.”
Colleges that rank within ETC’s Tier 1 must meet the following criteria: a physical campus for in-classroom instruction should the health authorities allow colleges to open in the fall; robust software and systems to support distance learning programs; faculty experience in teaching online, and reasonable tuitions and fees on a relative basis. CSU was one of 14 universities in Georgia to receive the top ranking.