Columbus State University Alumni Average Salary

Columbus State University, a school in Columbus, Ga., has roughly 7,000 undergrads. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the CSU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

667th

20 Year Net ROI 

$217,400

Annual ROI 

7.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$75,600

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College Salary Report

732nd

Early Career Salary 

$38,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$67,400

% High Meaning 

57.0%

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Columbus State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Business Systems Analyst
2 salaries
$79,988  
   
Software Developer
2 salaries
$68,000  
Assistant Police Chief
2 salaries
$68,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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About This School

4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645

7,013

State School

30 %

8 %

79 %

52 %


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Industry

Professionally, the software development industry, clinical care, and the health care information technology (it) services industry are popular business areas among CSU alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the health insurance industry. CSU graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $51K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $51K whereas the men's median is $73K.

Jobs

In the CSU alumni professional community, Business Systems Analysts make the highest median pay ($80K).

Locations

Though Columbus, Ga. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at around $51K), nearly two in five CSU students continue living here after college. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Atlanta, Ga., a top-paying city for CSU grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $52K). Other cities of interest include Columbus, Ohio and Covington, Ga.

Degree Major

CSU students with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) can expect to make the most money ($111K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is an Associate's Degree (around $42K on average annually).

Skills

Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 47 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($75K). Many CSU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with about one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most grads have medical plans, and a strong majority of graduates have dental insurance. Other benefits that Columbus State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Jacksonville State University grads (who make an average of about $52K) earn salaries most similar to CSU alumni. 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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$35,000 - $60,442
Salary
$40,075 - $83,565
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$35,479 - $75,692
$39,942 - $71,216

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