Average Salary for Columbus State University Alumni

Nestled away in Columbus, Ga., Columbus State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 7,000. The data for this snapshot was collected from CSU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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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

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About This School

4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645


State School

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CSU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include clinical care, the medical office industry, and the financial services industry. The health insurance industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from CSU amounts to $50K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $72K after graduating from CSU, the average woman earns only around $51K.


Business Systems Analysts win the contest for best-paid CSU alumni, making $80K on average every year.


When it comes to compensation, Columbus, Ga. brings up the rear (median pay is approximately $50K); however, about two in five CSU alumni still choose not to leave this city. On the other hand, CSU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $52K. CSU alumni express interest in nearby Newnan, Ga. and Columbus, Ohio as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) earns CSU students the most money after college (an average about $111K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to $46K on average.


Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 49 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($75K). CSU grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and approximately one-eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Office Administration are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a strong majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Graduates of Columbus State University are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of West Georgia grads bring in salaries of around approximately $49K, making them the most similar to CSU alumni in terms of earnings. Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama State University, and Troy University are also similar to CSU.

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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


46 %
54 %
$33,433 - $61,329
$39,254 - $83,216
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$33,840 - $73,507
$39,942 - $71,216

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