Never has getting a college education been more important. People living in the Columbus area have plenty of options to get a good one.
Columbus State University
Like most schools of higher education, CSU is faced with making financial cuts that may result in difficulties. Making sure the value of a CSU education remains strong is the top priority of President Tim Mescon.
CSU has a main campus and also a downtown campus that includes the Corn Center for the Visual Arts and RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The RiverCenter is home of the Schwob School of Music that attracts students from around the world. The colleges of business, nursing and education are well respected.
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There are also three outreach centers, the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Coca-Cola Space Science Center and Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians.
Call 706-507-8800 or visit http://www.colstate.edu/.
Regularly ranked as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the school is located in Auburn, Ala., just 40 miles from Columbus.
Auburn students may choose from 140 majors. Having a particularly strong reputation are programs in pharmacy, engineering, architecture, agriculture and veterinary medicine.
Call 334-844-4000 or visit http://www.auburn.edu.
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
CVCC is a two-year college in Phenix City. Degrees offered include business office technology, computer information services, fire science, homeland security, nursing and visual communications.
There are also certificate programs in areas such as child care development, emergency medical services and criminal justice.
Call 334-291-4900 or visit http://www.cv.edu.
Columbus Technical College
More people than ever are learning to appreciate Columbus Tech.
People who have lost their jobs and need to find training in another field are joining the young students preparing to begin careers.
The school boasts a job placement rate in the 90th percentile. Students study in fields such as health sciences, business, automobile repair and computer science.
Call 706-649-1800 or visit http://www.columbustech.edu.
Rivertown School of Beauty
Rivertown prepares students for a career in fields such as cosmetology, nails and hair styling. Programs include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training.
Call 706-653-9223 or visit http://rivertownschoolofbeauty.com.
Troy University Phenix City
Troy offers day and night courses as well as online. Fields of study include criminal justice, general management and accounting.
Call 334-448-5106 or visit http://phenix.troy.edu.
Georgia Military College
Georgia Military College is a two-year school offering degrees in areas such as computer information systems, criminal justice and psychology.
Call 706-478-1688 or visit http://www.gmc.cc.ga.us.
West Georgia Technical College
Located in LaGrange, Ga., West Georgia Technical College’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing has nine programs geared at preparing students for auto manufacturing jobs with training in drafting, electronics, machine tool technology and industrial mechanical systems. Other programs include dental hygiene and nursing.
Call 706-845-4323 or visit http://www.westgatech.edu.
LaGrange College is a small, private liberal arts college. It is well known for offerings in art, drama and music but also has pre-dentistry, pre-law and pre-pharmacy programs.
To find out more about LaGrange College call 706-880-8000 or visit http://www.lagrange.edu/.
University of Phoenix
The Columbus campus of the University of Phoenix offers several bachelor’s degrees in fields such as English, environmental service and marketing. It is primarily an online school but work in a classroom is also available.
Call 706-320-1266 or visit http://www.phoenix.edu.