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Online / Distance Learning

Columbus State's online/distance learning (DL) offerings are a unique alternative to traditional on-campus learning. Online/distance learning allows students from around the city or around the globe to learn, using the latest interactive web and video technologies, without the limits of time and place.

What is Online Learning?

Web Courses - Web course instruction is held completely online, although most web courses require testing at one of the CSCC testing sites. Learn more...

Blended Courses (Hybrid) - A blended course is an online course with required real-time, face-to-face sessions. Blended course instruction is split between learning activities online and in a specified location, based on course content. Learn more...

How do I get Started?

Featured Distance Course

Adobe Photoshop I/A

Featured Online Program

Business Management
Entrepreneurship - Sport Management Certificate

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 6

  • Summer Semester 2017 First 8-week Term classes end
  • Summer Semester 2017 Second 5-week Term classes end

Monday, August 7

  • Autumn Semester 2017 On-Time Admissions Application Deadline

Saturday, August 12

  • Summer Semester 2017 Full Term classes end

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State Authorization


Columbus State offers Online/Distance Learning courses to students in every state as well as the District of Columbia. This is accomplished through membership in NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Forty-seven states comprise SARA which provides a regulatory framework for students and institutions. To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit -

The college also has permission from the non-SARA states to offer online education. Those states currently include California, Florida, and Massachusetts.

Professional Licensure

Out-of-state students who are seeking a professional license program at Columbus State should first contact their home state licensing agency. NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for these programs and Ohio licensing requirements may not meet the criteria of other states.

Find Online Programs In...

Arts and Sciences

Environmental Science, Safety and Health

Hospitality Management

Multi-Skilled Health