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Transfer Programs

Start college where you’ll have small class sizes, personal attention, and low tuition. Complete an associate degree, then transfer seamlessly to the four-year college or university you choose to finish your bachelor’s degree.

Get Started

Becoming a Transfer Student is easy.

  1. Apply for Columbus State using our Get Started Guide.
  2. In the application, indicate you are a Transfer Student.
  3. Once you are admitted, see a CASE Advisor to plan your college path.

Find a Transfer Program

Columbus State has transfer agreements with dozens of four-year universities, and Preferred Pathway agreements with eight area universities. Our Associate of Arts / Associate of Sciences degree fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree at any public university in Ohio. And all of our Career Programs degrees have transfer options as well.


Preferred Pathway

We have Preferred Pathway partnerships with eight Ohio universities, giving you even more options. Get a pre-major for your four-year degree, which allows you to take only the classes you need. And Preferred Pathway students get access to advisors at their target university. Follow the Preferred Pathway


Choose Less Debt

Student debt infographicWith student loans a major concern, students and families are looking for ways to cut costs. Columbus State is here to help. Our tuition is about $4,000 for a full year, and starting at Columbus State can save $30,000 or more off the cost of a bachelor's degree. In fact, 76 percent of Columbus State students take on zero student loan debt!