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Columbus State ranks among top 50 universities in South

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Columbus State University is among the top 50 public regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges rankings announced Tuesday.

CSU is ranked No. 46 in the region’s Top Public Schools category and No. 105 overall, including private schools, among the South’s regional universities. CSU also is No. 62 in the Best Online MBA Program category.

“This latest ranking is another validation of the incredible work taking place on our campus by our elite faculty and support staff,” CSU president Chris Markwood said in a news release. “This honor and other recent rankings provide proof that our unique combination of academic quality, innovation and value are paying dividends for our students.”

Rankings of CSU based on the 2015-16 academic year and previously announced include:

University

▪  Ranked No. 4 best online college in Georgia by Affordable Colleges Online

▪  Ranked No. 11 best online college in Georgia by the Center for Online Education

▪  Ranked No. 37 best online liberal arts college for bachelor’s degreesby College Choice

Business

Master of Business Administration, Department of Management and Marketing

▪  Ranked No. 12 most affordable MBA program by Top Management Degrees

▪  Ranked No. 12 top global online MBA (Georgia WebMBA) by CEO Magazine

▪  Ranked No. 27 best online MBA program by Affordable Colleges Online

▪  Ranked No. 62 best online MBA program by U.S. News and World Report

CSU’s D. Abbott Turner College of Business was ranked No. 23 for most affordable online business degrees by OnlineU.

Computer science

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, TSYS School of Computer Science

▪  Ranked No. 21 best online bachelor’s program in information techonology by BestColleges.com

▪  Ranked No. 19 most affordable online IT degrees by OnlineU

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science, TSYS School of Computer Science

▪  Ranked No. 1 top online master’s in computer science by Go Grad

▪  Ranked No. 1 most affordable online master’s in computer science degree by College Choice

▪  Ranked No. 3 best online master’s degree in computer science by Computer Science Online

▪ Ranked No. 12 most affordable online master’s in computer science by GetEducated.com

▪  Ranked No. 25 best online master’s in computer science by College Choice

Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Department of Communication

▪  Ranked No. 1 best online communications degree by Affordable Colleges Online

Nursing

RN-BSN, School of Nursing

▪  Ranked No. 13 most affordable online nursing program by OnlineU

▪  Ranked No. 29 best online nursing degree by Affordable Colleges Online

▪  Ranked No. 40 best online RN to BSN degree by Affordable Colleges Online

Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner program), School of Nursing

▪  Ranked No. 3 most affordable online nurse practitioner degree by College Choice

Teacher education

Master of Education in Special Education, Department of Teacher Education

▪  Ranked No. 9 most affordable Master’s in Special Education by Master’s in Special Education Program Guide

CSU’s College of Education and Health Professions was ranked No. 89 for best online graduate education programs by U.S. News and World Report.

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