Average Salary for Columbus State University Alumni

Columbus State University is a university based in Columbus, Ga. that is home to around 7,000 undergraduates. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Columbus State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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About This School

4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645


State School

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CSU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including clinical care, the software development industry, and the financial services industry. The health insurance industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Graduates of CSU earn about $50K on average.


In the CSU alumni community, men make a median salary of $72K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $50K.


The most lucrative professionals among CSU alumni are Business Systems Analysts; they earn a median annual salary of $80K.


When it comes to compensation, Columbus, Ga. brings up the rear (median pay is $50K); however, about two in five CSU alumni still choose not to leave this city. For those seeking more money, Atlanta, Ga. is a popular destination for former CSU students; median pay is around $52K. Other cities of interest include Columbus, Ohio and Covington, Ga.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) earns CSU students the most money after college (an average approximately $111K per year). Graduates holding an Associate's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $42K.


Many former CSU students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and around one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 49 percent for former Cougars. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of survey participants as well. Most survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Columbus State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of West Georgia grads report the most similar salaries to CSU alums, earning $49K on average. Other schools similar to CSU include Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama State University, and Troy University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1290 1620
ACT Scores 19 23

Key Stats for Columbus State University


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57 %
$35,479 - $59,916
$39,254 - $83,216

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
$34,883 - $74,368
$39,942 - $71,216

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