Columbus State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Most of the programs are on a semester basis. Some programs are on a seven week module.
First year of program 2007-2008

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 54
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 27
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 44
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size N/A
Maximum class size N/A

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 7
Online courses N/A
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 74%
Business/Commerce, General 21%
Sociology 2%
Information Technology 2%
N/A N/A
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Technology
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences
Sociology
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Columbus State University is a partner with the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus, making CSU's online quality instruction available to students throughout Georgia and other states.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

ProctorU is available for use by faculty and students. Unique username and passwords are generated for student login. Respondus Lockdown Browser is available for faculty to use.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Major Field Test Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 123
Credits that must be earned through school N/A
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree N/A
Target time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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